The words “Repeal 377A”, referencing a law that criminalises sexual acts between men, are formed by the crowd during the Pink Dot festival at Speaker's Corner in Hong Lim Park, Singapore, on June 29. Photo: EPA-EFE
Phil C. W. Chan
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Phil C. W. Chan

Singapore is no alternative for Hongkongers angered by loss of freedoms – the Lion City’s restraints go far beyond Hong Kong’s

  • As Hongkongers who decry the erosion of freedoms look elsewhere, it’s worth remembering they still enjoy rights Singaporeans do not. For example, a counterpart to the hated Emergency Regulations Ordinance is a regular law in the Lion City

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The words “Repeal 377A”, referencing a law that criminalises sexual acts between men, are formed by the crowd during the Pink Dot festival at Speaker's Corner in Hong Lim Park, Singapore, on June 29. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Illustration: Craig Stephens
Michael C. Davis
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Michael C. Davis

Democratic reform is the best way to protect Hong Kong’s autonomy and halt the cycle of protests and repression

  • Lack of autonomy is at the heart of protests past and present. A democratically elected government would be better placed to safeguard this, convey the city’s concerns in terms that are palatable to Beijing, and end the protests

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Illustration: Craig Stephens
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