Contributed by: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

Bustling metropolitan area on the South China Sea that figures in several Bond films. In Goldfinger, it’s one of four cities (along with Zurich, Amsterdam, and Caracas) in which Auric Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe) has stashed the 20 million in pounds sterling worth of gold he has been smuggling out of Great Britain, according to Colonel Smithers (Richard Vernon) of the Bank of England.

In You Only Live Twice, it’s the location where Bond (Sean Connery) has his tryst with Ling (Tsai Chin) and stages his faked assassination.

In Diamonds Are Forever, it’s the destination of Tiffany Case (Jill St. John) once she gets the diamonds from James Bond.

In The Man with the Golden Gun, British Secret Service headquarters in the Far East is located aboard the twisted wreckage of the Queen Elizabeth I, which caught fire and partially sank in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong, on January 9, 1972.

And in Skyfall, it’s where former MI6 agent Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem) defied M (Dame Judi Dench) and tried to disrupt the region’s handover to the Chinese in 1997, forcing M to give him up to Chinese intelligence and prompting Silva to swear revenge against her.


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