Chinese deity Guan Yu at the Tin Hau Temple in Yau Ma Tei. Photo: Paul Rushton/Alamy

Why Guan Yu – warrior god known as Duke Guan – is worshipped in Hong Kong and Asia by police, gangsters … and businessmen alike

  • The god was a historical figure, a third-century general named Guan Yu, famed for his loyal service to warlord Liu Bei
  • Shrines to Duke Guan are common sight in shops, restaurants, police stations and gangsters’ hideouts, and he has numerous temples devoted to him
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Chinese deity Guan Yu at the Tin Hau Temple in Yau Ma Tei. Photo: Paul Rushton/Alamy
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