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Hong Kong

BY TOBIAS BERGER

Aerial view of the Mong Kok area in Hong Kong. Photo by Ann Woo for ArtAsiaPacific.


Canton Road, Hong Kong’s luxury-brand shopping mile has gotten used to queues in front of temples of consumer-culture über-brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Gucci. On January 8, Dolce & Gabbana greeted a very different kind of crowd—more than 1,000 people protesting an alleged ban prohibiting local residents (but not visitors from mainland China) from taking photos of the store. While there may not have been an actual ban or

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