Kitty Garstin / Kitty Fane - This character marries after a very quick engagement. The marriage is in part motivated by the recent engagement of a younger sibling.
Walter Fane - This character is a bacteriologist, who becomes engaged and marries quickly while visiting his homeland of England on vacation from work in Hong Kong.
Charlie Townsend - This character, who works in Hong Kong bureaucracy, begins an illicit extra-marital affair even though he has no intention of leaving his spouse.
Waddington - This character works as a customs official and has a lot of insight into people's inner motives.
Dorothy Townsend - This character lives in Hong Kong with her spouse and youngest child, while her two older children attend school in England.
Colonel Yu - This character is responsible for keeping the peace in Mei-tan-fu.
Mother Superior - This character is in charge of the convent...
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