How Pet Shop Boys’ story links to Hong Kong, from Tiananmen protest to ‘umbrella movement’

//How Pet Shop Boys’ story links to Hong Kong, from Tiananmen protest to ‘umbrella movement’

How Pet Shop Boys’ story links to Hong Kong, from Tiananmen protest to ‘umbrella movement’

Though literally half a world away from the hi-fi shop on London’s King’s Road where Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe met in their 20s, Hong Kong has emerged as one of the more surprising running themes of the seminal synth-pop duo’s near-40-year career. It even gets a name-check on their latest EP.The band’s appearances in Hong Kong have unwittingly aligned with some of the most tumultuous periods of the region’s recent history. The first time they visited was soon after the bloody crackdown on…

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