HK's beacon of concern

An art installation by Hong Kong artists on the city's tallest building expressing their concern about the former British colony's fate glowing on Friday night.

The large white numbers of "Countdown Machine" run up almost the entire height of the 484m-tall ICC skyscraper, counting down the seconds to July 1, 2047, when an agreement guaranteeing Hong Kong's semi- autonomous status under Beijing ends.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 22, 2016, with the headline 'HK's beacon of concern'. Print Edition | Subscribe