Tag: Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong protesters boo during Chinese anthem at football match

A substantial number of football fans scoffed, sneered, and openly held up boo signs at Hong Kong's main stadium on Tuesday night as China's national anthem was sang before the game, while others crooned "Revolution of our time" and "Liberate Hong Kong." Despite the existing stipulation that...

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...

Chan Chun Sing—Singapore’s economy will be affected if turmoil in HK continues

Singapore— The country’s Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing warned of the “negative spillover impact” that Singapore and other countries in the region will experience if the protests that have disrupted Hong Kong over the past 13 weeks continues to go on. Because...

Hong Kong’s troubles has meant good news for Singapore’s hotels

Singapore — An unexpected advantage has arisen for the country’s hotel industry stemming from the recent turmoil in Hong Kong. Data shows that hotel occupancy in Singapore has been the highest in over a decade, partly due to more tourists as well as events...

Hong Kong professionals may view Singapore as politically stable and safe but they’re not all flocking there to take cover

Not everyone in Hong Kong is a rich billionaire, thus, not everyone can afford to migrate to Singapore to avoid the raging political unrest that has been going on for months now. As Hong Kong's anti-government protests are nearing its fourth month, many well-heeled people...

YouTube takes down 210 accounts for “inauthentic and coordinated” behaviour

Following similar decisions by Twitter and Facebook, Google announced on Thursday (Aug 22) that YouTube has suspended more than 200 channels that are revealed to be behaving in a coordinated and inauthentic manner. In a blog post, Google explained that they "disabled 210 channels on...

Netizens urge YouTube to ban Chinese media sponsored ads spreading misinformation about Hong Kong protesters

Several users on Twitter and Reddit posted screenshots of YouTube advertisements spreading misinformation about Hong Kong protesters. https://twitter.com/tktrololo/status/1164103606833799169 https://twitter.com/jgriffiths/status/1159796353884536832 https://twitter.com/Lam14218656/status/1163804276734353408 One such post showed a screenshot of a YouTube advertisement from China Central Television (CCTV), a state-owned media channel. The Chinese advertisements show support for Hong Kong police...

Disney’s Mulan actress Liu Yifei under fire after publicly supporting Hong Kong police on Weibo

Hong Kong – Chinese-American actress Liu Yifei is facing backlash for publicly voicing her support for Hong Kong police on Weibo, a popular Chinese social media platform. The actress, who will be playing as Mulan in the upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s Mulan in 2020,...

As protest rallies escalate, Singaporeans advised to postpone travels to Hong Kong

The highly volatile protest demonstrations taking place across Hong Kong since June 2019 have led Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) to issue an advisory directing Singaporeans to postpone non-urgent and non-essential travels to Hong Kong. According to MFA authorities, “There have been large-scale protests taking...

Scoot flight on its way to Hong Kong turned back 30 minutes before landing

Singapore — Demonstrations in the airport in Hong Kong brought flights to a standstill on Monday, August 12, stranding thousands of passengers and causing many airlines economic loss. Every single flight both going in and coming out of Hong Kong International Airport was eventually canceled...