Tag: 2019 Hong Kong protest on extradition bill

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...

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...