Sunday, December 29, 2013

ships in the Yangtsze Gorges, China, posters

Age uncertain - the Butterfield & Swire partnership was established in Shanghai in 1866. Four years later a Hong Kong branch was also opened. In 1953, four years after the establishment of the People's Republic of China, Butterfield & Swire closed all of its China offices. The Butterfield was dropped from the name in Hong Kong in 1974. Swire remains a major English business today.

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