Queues of mourners wait to lay flowers or pay their respects outside the British Consulate-General in Admiralty earlier this week. Photo: Sam Tsang.
Queues of mourners wait to lay flowers or pay their respects outside the British Consulate-General in Admiralty earlier this week. Photo: Sam Tsang.

What really drove massive outpouring of grief in Hong Kong over queen’s death?

  • Long queues of residents pay tribute to late monarch at British consulate this week in what was biggest display of respect in region
  • Residents recall British rule as era of stability and prosperity, but academics argue city did not struggle with past ties as other colonies did

Queues of mourners wait to lay flowers or pay their respects outside the British Consulate-General in Admiralty earlier this week. Photo: Sam Tsang.
Queues of mourners wait to lay flowers or pay their respects outside the British Consulate-General in Admiralty earlier this week. Photo: Sam Tsang.
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