An umbrella and debris lie outside a vandalised Starbucks cafe in Sheung Wan district in Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg
Bernard Chan
Opinion

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Bernard Chan

Hongkongers will pay a heavy price for protest vandalism and lasting damage to the city’s image

  • Vandalism of public and private premises creates problems for all Hongkongers, from the taxpayer to the business owner. Furthermore, photos of Hong Kong looking like a war zone hurt the city’s business-friendly reputation

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An umbrella and debris lie outside a vandalised Starbucks cafe in Sheung Wan district in Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg
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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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