Tag: 2019 Hong Kong protest on extradition bill

HK’s youngest convicted protestor: 12-year old pleads guilty to vandalising police station, railway interchange

Hong Kong — Thursday, November 21, saw the youngest person in the months-long demonstrations in Hong Kong plead guilty to two counts of criminal damage which occurred last month, four months after the increasingly violent protests started in June. The boy reportedly sprayed obscene...

US Senator accuses PM Lee of siding with “Communist China” and “shaming the brave people of Hong Kong”

Linking to a news article that describes how Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has become a social media hero in mainland China following his recent remarks on the Hong Kong protests, US Senator Rick Scott has publicly criticised PM Lee for siding with...

Chinese University of Hong Kong at the root of protest

Hong Kong—The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) became part of the ongoing protests in the city earlier this week as a confrontation occurred, with students endeavouring to bar police from entering the university campus. University officials suspended classes a fortnight earlier than the original...

SG Fb Page calls HK protestors ‘mindless roaches,’ netizens react saying “Stay in China forever!”

Singapore—On October 10, the Singapore-based Facebook page Perspective of the Lion City posted a scathing commentary against the protestors in Hong Kong, which has since gone viral. The post has been shared over five thousand times and has gotten almost as many comments. The post,...

$5.5 billion moved from HK to Singapore since protests began—Bloomberg report

Singapore— A recent report from media company Bloomberg has said that the amount Singapore stands to potentially benefit from the protests in Hong Kong over the last seventeen weeks is over five billion dollars (US$4 billion). Bloomberg was quoting the higher end of an estimate...

Minister Shanmugam points out lessons Singapore can learn from HK protests

Singapore— Speaking at the Minister's Awards Presentation Ceremony at ITE College West on September 30, Monday, Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam pointed out several key lessons that the country can learn from Hong Kong’s troubled past few months. His main point was that it took...

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...