Danish sculptor Jens Galschiøt at the Pillar of Shame at the University of Hong Kong back in 2013. Photo: SCMP
Danish sculptor Jens Galschiøt at the Pillar of Shame at the University of Hong Kong back in 2013. Photo: SCMP

Pillar of Shame: did a piece of Hong Kong history die with sculpture’s removal, or is it a ‘negative icon’ that has overstayed its welcome?

  • Political scientist Ivan Choy says international community may interpret removal of pillar as end of ‘one country, two systems’
  • Calling the structure ‘ugly’, pro-Beijing heavyweight Rita Fan says it should have been removed a long time ago

Topic |   June 4 vigil in Hong Kong
Danish sculptor Jens Galschiøt at the Pillar of Shame at the University of Hong Kong back in 2013. Photo: SCMP
Danish sculptor Jens Galschiøt at the Pillar of Shame at the University of Hong Kong back in 2013. Photo: SCMP
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