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