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Hong Kong's M+ museum finally open despite censorship uproar

Controversial art house faces myriad challenges including national security law

Hailed as the region's first museum of visual culture, and located in the heart of Hong Kong's West Kowloon Cultural District, by the time it is finished M+ is expected to rival New York's Museum of Modern Art and London's Tate Modern. (Photo by Pak Yiu)

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's long-awaited M+ museum of visual culture officially has finally opened its doors despite mounting concerns over whether the institution can stay true to its global ambitions and keep its promise of shaking off Beijing in today's politically sensitive climate.

Designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, the museum focuses on modern artwork created in Hong Kong, mainland China and across Asia.

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