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The Queen's Pier is an important public space and historical building in Hong Kong. It is a part of the architectural complex built in the 1950s and 1960s when this city came into its modern age despite under the colonial rule. It was place for the arrival of the English royalties and colonial governors. Since the late 1960s, it has become a gathering place for ordinary people. Now the Hong Kong government is going to demolish it for making more rooms for real-estate developers and the commercial sector. A group of people have fought for over eight months to preserve it and attempt to stop the government's bulldozers. It has become the most famous historical preservation movement in Hong Kong history. This illustration is depicting a queen-like girl sitting on the roof the pier.

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Taken on July 25, 2007