Chapter 3 Creating a Legend – 1967-1994


This Chapter gives an account of how the Force coped with the enormous changes associated with the phenomenal development of Hong Kong. The determination to eradicate corruption problems in the 1970s had earned the Force wider public acceptance of its mandate. The Force efforts in helping to resolve the Vietnamese migrant issue from the 1970s to 1990s were also noted with approval by the community. As 1997 drew closer, the first local Chinese became the Commissioner in 1989.