Tag: Hong Kong protests

Survey: Thousands of job cuts, company closures in Hong Kong in upcoming months

The months of political unrest in Hong Kong is leading up to losses in the retail sector according to a survey by the Hong Kong Retail Management Association. The survey covered 176 businesses with 4,310 stores which employed 33 percent of Hong Kong's retail sector. Results...

800,000 take to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday, marking 6 months since protests began

Hong Kong—Despite being an unusually cold day, approximately 800,000 people flocked to Hong Kong’s central park on December 8, Sunday, marking six straight months since the protests began. Sunday’s demonstration was a largely peaceful one, with people marching from Victoria Park to the business district...

Activist Kirsten Han explains why Singapore is not the next Hong Kong

Singapore—Despite frequent comparisons between Singapore and Hong Kong due to their inherent similarities, one activist writes about why Singapore will not follow in Hong Kong’s footsteps, which were marked this year by increasingly widespread and violent protests over the last six months. While Singapore has...

K-pop star Super Junior’s Siwon apologises to furious Chinese fans for liking Hong Kong protest tweet

K-pop group Super Junior’s Choi Siwon made Chinese fans furious after he liked a tweet about the demonstrations in Hong Kong a few days ago. While Choi has since apologised and "unliked" the tweet, fans don't easily forgive (or forget). On Nov 24, the K-pop...

LKY’s policies for quashing student protests may not be effective for demonstrations in HK today —analyst

Hong Kong— The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported that while demonstrators have faced off against the police in different universities in Hong Kong since earlier this month, quotes from Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew have been circulating on Whats App, with...

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...

Hong Kong restauranteur repatriated after police investigate October 11 assembly at Marina Bay

Singapore—Alex Yeung, a restaurant owner who held a gathering in October to discuss the situation back in his native Hong Kong, was repatriated and will not be permitted to return to Singapore without prior permission from the Controller of Immigration. In connection with Mr Yeung’s...

HK court forbids Joshua Wong from traveling to London to receive human rights award from British parliament

Hong Kong—The application of pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong to have his travel ban lifted in order for him to fly to London to receive a human rights award from both houses of Parliament of the United Kingdom has been denied. The judge noted Mr...

US Senate passes bill in support of Hong Kong

The United States Senate passed the "Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act" on Wednesday (Nov 20). Under US law, the bill aims to require annual reviews of Hong Kong's status and assess the extent of China's involvement in Hong Kong's autonomy. Government officials found to...

“Come home!” Netizens urge SG professor in HK whose office was vandalized after he told students not to bring politics to class

Hong Kong— Hong Kong students vandalized the office of a professor from Singapore after he told his class to keep his classroom free from political agendas. The response online to the news has been mixed, but more and more netizens have shown support for Dr Tan...