An anti-government demonstrator in Chater Garden, Hong Kong, on October 24 holds a Catalan flag to show solidarity with Catalonia’s independence movement. Photo: Reuters
James Rose
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Opinion

James Rose

Why are people protesting in Hong Kong and elsewhere? The 99 per cent are still angry and frustrated

  • The world has never really recovered from the 2008 financial crisis. The current wave of demonstrations carries the resentment of many ordinary people who still feel let down and ignored by leaders and elites in a system rigged against them

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An anti-government demonstrator in Chater Garden, Hong Kong, on October 24 holds a Catalan flag to show solidarity with Catalonia’s independence movement. Photo: Reuters
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Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has been treated as a hero on Chinese social media since he said the Hong Kong protesters were trying to “humiliate and bring down” the Hong Kong government. Photo: AFP
Alice Wu
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Opinion

Alice Wu

Singapore’s prime minister spoke uncomfortable truths that both Beijing and Hong Kong’s protesters need to hear

  • Lee Hsien Loong, like his late father, sees the tensions behind ‘one country, two systems’ Beijing has not addressed. Hong Kong protesters should also take to heart his warning against the all-or-nothing approach

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Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has been treated as a hero on Chinese social media since he said the Hong Kong protesters were trying to “humiliate and bring down” the Hong Kong government. Photo: AFP
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