Hong Kong may remove British royal insignia from historic post boxes

The Hong Kong Post Office has announced plans to cover up the British royal insignia from historic post boxes in the city.

Hong Kong to remove British royal insignia from post boxes.

Hong Kong to remove British royal insignia from post boxes. Image by Brian Sterling / CC BY-SA 2.0

Fifty-nine post boxes in the city bear royal insignias or cyphers dating to Britain’s colonial rule of the territory until 1997. The post office so far hasn’t offered a reason for wanting to cover the insignias, though some in Hong Kong have speculated the move may be related to pro-Beijing, anti-colonial sentiment within the city’s government. Some Hong Kong citizens feel nostalgic about preserving the historic boxes, including one group that started a Facebook page dedicated to photographing them. Read more: shanghaiist.com

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