Since protests began in Hong Kong, in June, against the now-withdrawn extradition bill, Beijing has decried ‘foreign interference’. Photo: EPASince protests began in Hong Kong, in June, against the now-withdrawn extradition bill, Beijing has decried ‘foreign interference’. Photo: EPA
Since protests began in Hong Kong, in June, against the now-withdrawn extradition bill, Beijing has decried ‘foreign interference’. Photo: EPA
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

In decrying ‘foreign interference’, China should remember those times it has meddled in other countries’ affairs

  • Informed by a mix of resentment for past humiliations and pride in recent achievements, China paints itself as the victim of foreign aggression
  • A quick look back at history, however, reminds us of those times the Middle Kingdom was not only aggressor but occupier

Since protests began in Hong Kong, in June, against the now-withdrawn extradition bill, Beijing has decried ‘foreign interference’. Photo: EPASince protests began in Hong Kong, in June, against the now-withdrawn extradition bill, Beijing has decried ‘foreign interference’. Photo: EPA
Since protests began in Hong Kong, in June, against the now-withdrawn extradition bill, Beijing has decried ‘foreign interference’. Photo: EPA
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