Top Hong Kong officials and members of the public paid their last respects to late ex-Chinese leader Jiang Zemin at Beijing’s Liaison Office in the city on Thursday. Dozens of people brought white flowers and wrote messages of condolences, marking the life and death of a political figure who oversaw China’s era of prosperity from the late 1980s through to the millennium.

Newspapers reporting the death of ex-Chinese leader Jiang Zemin. Photo: Kyle Lam/HKFP.
Liaison Office staff hang a banner above a table where visitors could write condolence messages for late Jiang Zemin. Photo: Kyle Lam/HKFP.
A memorial for late ex-Chinese leader in the Liaison Office. Photo: DotDotNews/Pool.
A memorial for late ex-Chinese leader Jiang Zemin in the Liaison Office. Photo: GovHK.
Mourners queue in line to lay flowers outside the Liaison Office. Photo: Kyle Lam/HKFP.
Staff and police officers outside the Liaison Office as Hongkongers paid their last respects to the late Jiang Zemin. Photo: Kyle Lam/HKFP.
Officials and lawmakers arrive at the Liaison Office to pay respects to the late Jiang Zemin. Photo: Kyle Lam/HKFP.
Members of the public leave white flowers to mourn the death of ex-Chinese leader Jiang Zemin outside the Liaison Office. Photo: Kyle Lam/HKFP.
A Chinese flag at half mast outside the Liaison Office. Photo: Kyle Lam/HKFP.
Newspapers carrying a headline about ex-Chinese leader Jiang Zemin’s passing. Photo: Kyle Lam/HKFP.
A man carries a bundle of white flowers outside the Liaison Office. Photo: Kyle Lam/HKFP.
A mourner with flowers outside the Liaison Office. Photo: Kyle Lam/HKFP.
The China and Hong Kong flags at half mast. Photo: Kyle Lam/HKFP.

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Kyle Lam

Kyle Lam is a Hong Kong Baptist University graduate who has worked as a photojournalist and reporter since 2013. His work has been published by HK01, the European Pressphoto Agency, Bloomberg and Ming Pao. Lam is the recipient of several prizes from the Hong Kong Press Photographers Association and Human Rights Press Awards.