On Sunday, hundreds of Hongkongers queued for hours to pay a visit to the city’s History Museum. It was its last day before the permanent exhibition “Hong Kong Story” closed for an extensive two-year revamp. There have been fears that the new displays may censor or exclude politically sensitive events such as the city’s colonial history and its relationship with China. United Social Press photojournalists were present to capture the last day of the 19-year-old exhibition. Click here for the full story.

Photo: KH/United Social Press.
Photo: Jimmy Lam/United Social Press.
Photos of the former leader of China and meetings that covered the drafting of Hong Kong’s Basic Law. Photo: KH/United Social Press.
Photo: KH/United Social Press.
“The Liberation of Hong Kong,” the mobile camera displays. Photo: KH/United Social Press.
A visitor holds a protester figure next to Jiang Zemin’s calligraphy that says “Hong Kong’s tomorrow will be better.” Photo: KH/United Social Press.
A man holds a mobile phone that displays “liberate” in Chinese with a line reading “Liberate Hong Kong. Tomorrow is better” along side a hand gesture that signals “Five demands, not one less.” Photo: KH/United Social Press.
A visitor holds a mobile phone that displays “liberate” in Chinese, and the line reads “Liberate Hong Kong. Tomorrow is better.” Photo: KH/United Social Press.
Visitors circle around a screen that displays footage of the last colonial governor Chris Patten and his family departing Hong Kong after the handover. Photo: KH/United Social Press.
Photo: Jimmy Lam/United Social Press.
Photo: Jimmy Lam/United Social Press.
Photo: KH/United Social Press.

Latest

Rachel Wong

Rachel Wong previously worked as a documentary producer and academic researcher. She has a BA in Comparative Literature and European Studies from the University of Hong Kong. She has contributed to A City Made by People and The Funambulist, and has an interest in cultural journalism and gender issues.