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Mind the doors, please.

The Hong Kong Central Government Complex, designed to create a visual metaphor of an opened door. The Complex is commonly dubbed the "Doors always open" building.

At its opening ceremony, former Chief Executive Donald Tsang said, "The project has adopted the ‘Door always open’ concept in the design. This open door is now standing behind me. It is not only a distinctive building design, but also a reminder for us to be always open-minded, proactive and receptive to public opinions".

Amidst public protests demanding a true universal suffrage for the Chief Executive election, i.e. one that does not exclude candidates from the opposition pro-democracy camp, the government has begun putting up a barrier around the east wing of the complex, effectively shutting the once opened doors.

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