The ridge of Lion Rock, seen from Wong Tai Sin, is illuminated by protesters’ smartphones on August 23. Photo: Reuters

Protest-riven Hong Kong must style itself on the lines of Singapore to prosper as part of China

  • As an international financial centre, events in Hong Kong have an impact on the rest of Asia
  • Reforms that address the city’s socioeconomic problems must be charted in cooperation, not conflict, with Beijing
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The ridge of Lion Rock, seen from Wong Tai Sin, is illuminated by protesters’ smartphones on August 23. Photo: Reuters
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Ads placed in international newspapers in June urge readers to prevail on their governments’ representatives at the G20 summit to stand with Hongkongers opposed to the now-shelved extradition bill. Photo: Owen Churchill

Why international support for Hong Kong protesters is a double-edged sword

  • Hong Kong protesters have sought and found international attention and support. But this may only push Beijing into taking a tougher stance, as it would not want to project an image of weakness to patriots back home
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Ads placed in international newspapers in June urge readers to prevail on their governments’ representatives at the G20 summit to stand with Hongkongers opposed to the now-shelved extradition bill. Photo: Owen Churchill
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