Hong Kong hawker, 90, who had chestnut cart confiscated appeals to authorities to change ‘outdated’ legislation governing trade
Chan Tak-ching appeals for return of seized cart and says rules were drawn up when far more hawkers used the streetsLawmaker Doreen Kong, who has backed Chan, appeals for compassion and common sense to prevailHong Kong societyFiona SunandNg Kang-chungPublished: 8:00am, 9 Mar, 2023Why you can trust SCMP
For more than 60 years, hawker Chan Tak-ching, 90, has relied on her cart to sell clothes, fruit, poultry and roasted chestnuts on Hong Kong’s streets to support her family.
She said business was good decades ago when she first joined the trade in the 1960s and started selling clothes with her husband.
Street hawking was burgeoning at the time with vendors springing up across the city selling a variety of products, she recalled during an interview with the Post.