Singapore often generates comparisons to Hong Kong due to their similar size and role as financial centres, but the Lion City is a sovereign nation and this makes its politics very different from Hong Kong’s. Photo: AFP

Singapore and Hong Kong are different at the core, and the Lion City’s policies are supported by its people

  • Singapore is a sovereign republic, and its political choices reflect its history since becoming an independent nation
  • Hongkongers may not approve of those choices but Singaporeans do, and the city’s stability speaks for itself
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Singapore often generates comparisons to Hong Kong due to their similar size and role as financial centres, but the Lion City is a sovereign nation and this makes its politics very different from Hong Kong’s. Photo: AFP
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