Tag: 2019 Hong Kong protest on extradition bill

More trouble expected for Hong Kong with Fitch credit rating downgrade, planned weekend protests

Hong Kong—Despite the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill earlier this week, the turmoil that has rocked Hong Kong is not expected to abate anytime soon. On Friday morning, September 6, Fitch Ratings downgraded Hong Kong’s rate from AA+ to AA. Furthermore, the credit rating...

Xiaomi’s Redmi in hot water with Chinese media over HK protest ad references

Hong Kong — Redmi, the budget brand of Chinese electronics company Xiaomi, found itself in hot water recently due to some references to the Hong Kong protests in its recent advertisement. On August 27, Redmi TV’s commercial on Weibo for the brand's smart TV line described the...

NUS, NTU and SMU postpone student exchange programmes to HK

Singapore—After the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) advised Singaporeans to defer all non-essential travel to Hong Kong on August 16, the country’s three biggest public universities, the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and Singapore Management University (SMU) have temporarily postponed...

‘French Spider-man’ scales Hong Kong skyscraper to hang peace banner

Singapore—Nearly a year after a ban in Hong Kong, Alain Robert, commonly known as the ‘French Spider-Man’ scaled one of the City’s skyscrapers on Friday, August 16, but this time in the name of peace. Mr Robert, age 56, was seen climbing the Cheung Kong...

HK celebrities who support protests have to pay the price

Hong Kong — As protests have escalated in Hong Kong, people from the entertainment industry have been speaking up, with some in favour of China’s stand, and others siding with the demonstrators clamoring for free elections and greater democracy for Hong Kong. Jackie Chan, who...

Comparison bewteen Singapore’s “Speakers’ Corner” vs HK-style protests

Singapore—Since protests have escalated in Hong Kong starting June this year, observers have been curious how the increasingly volatile situation would affect Singapore. They cited the proximity and similarities between the two cities. Speculation has arisen whether similar protests might erupt in Singapore, should discontent over governance boil...

HK activist Joshua Wong calls Hong Kong a police state, says US should support democratization

In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Joshua Wong, one of the leaders of the growing protests in Hong Kong said that the “US politicians should take a more active role to support Hong Kong democratization.” Mr Wong acknowledged however that under the leadership of...

Singaporeans do not gloat at Hong Kongers, ignore the establishment propagandists

So similar these two economically successful and super efficient Asian cities – always trying to outdo each other. But Singapore and Hong Kong could not have been more different over the weekend. Here, in the Padang, Singaporeans were celebrating their 54th National Day, complete with...

Australian thinktank shows how troubles in Hong Kong could be Singapore’s gain

Singapore—The world watched in fascination as large protests rocked Hong Kong because of an extradition bill that many believe to be problematic for the city’s future. Of late, the number of protestors, as well as incidents of violence, have grown. However, the Lowy Institute, a...

“We are formless, we can flow, we are like water!”: Hong Kongers invoke kungfu superstar Bruce Lee

My respect for Hong Kong people grows by the day. This time, hats off to the South China Morning Post for covering the discontent in the Special Administrative Region over CEO Carrie Lam and the extradition bill in a very educational and illuminating way....