Tag: democracy

Govt supporters march in Hong Kong after week of chaos

by Catherine LAI / Su Xinqi Government supporters took to the streets of downtown Hong Kong on Saturday after a chaotic working week saw hardcore pro-democracy activists cause widespread disruption in the city and stretch police resources. A "Blossom Everywhere" campaign of roadblocks and vandalism across...

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...

Hong Kong protesters fire arrows at cops and choke city for fourth day

Pro-democracy protesters challenging China's rule of Hong Kong on Thursday choked the city for a fourth straight working day, firing arrows at police, barricading roads and disrupting transport links, as schools and businesses closed. The territory has entered its sixth month of protests, which have...

Hong Kong leader slams US senator for ‘police state’ remark

Hong Kong's leader on Tuesday hit back at a US senator who said the city is becoming a police state, a day after a massive rally called on Washington to punish Beijing over sliding freedoms in the international hub. The territory has been battered by...

China punishes NBA as crisis over democracy tweet deepens

by Dan Martin China on Tuesday pulled NBA exhibition games from television screens as the league faced an escalating punishment campaign in the lucrative Chinese market ignited by an American basketball executive's pro-democracy tweet. However the National Basketball Association faced a counter-attack in the United States,...

Hong Kong cabinet member floats internet censorship to contain unrest

by Jerome TAYLOR / Pak YIU Hong Kong's government may censor the internet in a bid to contain months of increasingly violent pro-democracy protests, a cabinet member said Monday, after an emergency-law ban on demonstrators wearing face masks failed to quell the unrest. The warning came as...

Fake news harms businesses and society as well: Industry leaders

Singapore — Industry leaders discussed the growing responsibility of both the media and businesses in combating fake news during a panel discussion at the 2019 Milken Institute Asia Summit held at the Four Seasons Hotel. Warren Fernandez, editor of The Straits Times; Ellana Lee, senior...

Singapore is up from 69th to 66th in the Democracy Index rankings but still a “flawed democracy”

The latest findings of the Democracy Index rankings have just been released by the Economic Intelligence Units (EIU) showing Asia and Australasia to be making more headway in advancing democracy than any other region. However, Asian democracies continue to trail behind North America (8.56),...

Does colour of skin matter?

The National Solidarity Party is calling for the abolishment of the Group Representation Constituency Scheme in favour of the Constituency Reserved for Minority scheme, which it believes will give the minority its continued representation in parliament without undermining democracy. Under the CRM scheme, Singapore reverts...

Will Singapore follow Taiwan and be split politically?

By Augustine Low A fracturing of the elite in Taiwan led to the country becoming a full-fledged democracy. Can the same happen in Singapore? This is a question discussed in the just-published book, The Ruling Elite of Singapore – Networks of Power and Influence, by Australian...