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A Hong Kong sculpture commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown faced a looming deadline for its removal from a university campus, as China tightens its control over Asia’s main financial hub.

The University of Hong Kong ordered the towering, two-ton Pillar of Shame to be removed from its property by 5 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a “risk assessment and legal advice,” it said in a statement last week.

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