British diplomat Augustus Margary. Photo: Royal Collection Trust British diplomat Augustus Margary. Photo: Royal Collection Trust
British diplomat Augustus Margary. Photo: Royal Collection Trust

Britain soon forgot a diplomat murdered in China, but locals in Yunnan remember story of his killing 125 years later

  • In 1875, British consular official Augustus Raymond Margary was killed near the backwater town of Tengyue close to the border with then British-ruled Burma
  • More than a century later, a writer hunts down the remaining traces of the incident in and around modern Tengchong

Topic |   Chinese history
British diplomat Augustus Margary. Photo: Royal Collection Trust British diplomat Augustus Margary. Photo: Royal Collection Trust
British diplomat Augustus Margary. Photo: Royal Collection Trust
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