An estimated 10,000 medical workers gather in solidarity with Hongkongers, in Central, in August. Photo: Edmond So
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Why Hong Kong’s protesters do not want to ‘cut the reed mat’ – they believe they are stronger together

  • ‘Cutting the reed mat’ comes from an ancient Chinese tale of two friends falling out
  • The phrase has been adopted by those in the anti-government camp, urging solidarity regardless of conscience

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An estimated 10,000 medical workers gather in solidarity with Hongkongers, in Central, in August. Photo: Edmond So
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Protesters gather at Moko shopping mall in Mong Kok. Photo: Yujing Liu

Protesters’ newest theme song, ‘Glory to Hong Kong’, echoes through city’s shopping malls as crowds gather for peaceful rallies

  • Local musician said to have composed number in response to online call for a theme song to unite protesters and boost morale
  • Demonstrators descended on shopping centres to peacefully sing songs and chant slogans
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Protesters gather at Moko shopping mall in Mong Kok. Photo: Yujing Liu
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