Stamp fever in Hong Kong for handover tribute

Stamp fever in Hong Kong for handover tributeEnthusiasts in Hong Kong snapped up stamps issued to mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by Britain Tuesday with a design paying tribute to the Chinese military. The first stamp, released ahead of the July 1 anniversary, depicts marching troops from China’s People’s Liberation Army under the title “The Mighty and Civilised Forces”. It comes as the city remains deeply divided between those loyal to Beijing and groups demanding political reform who feel China is threatening Hong Kong’s cherished freedoms.

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