From Shanghai to Hong Kong
Before the establishment of the Hong Kong Bible Society, there was no organization devoted to translating, publishing, and distributing Bibles in Hong Kong. At that time, Bibles sold in Christian bookstores in Hong Kong were mostly printed and supplied by the China agencies of three foreign Bible societies, namely the British and Foreign Bible Society (BFBS), the American Bible Society (ABS), and the National Bible Society of Scotland (NBSS), or later by the China Bible House since its establishment in 1937. In 1948, China Bible House, the then national Bible society of China, decided to set up an office in Hong Kong to explore the possibility of producing Bibles there. The office became a separate agency and was renamed Hongkong Bible House in 1951.