Xiao He chases Han Xin, by Yosa Buson.
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

The tale of the two Han Xins: in imperial China, being capable could get you killed

  • It is not uncommon for Chinese people to share the same name, but it is not often they share the same trajectory at the same time
  • Emperor Liu Bang had a pair of Han Xin’s working for him, until, threatened by their competence, he terminated their employment

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Xiao He chases Han Xin, by Yosa Buson.
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In these times of misinformation, think before you forward. Photo: Shutterstock
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

‘Fake news’ and rumours are rife in Hong Kong – be wise and think twice before you hit that forward button

  • Misinformation has long been a tool of those wishing to unsettle society, as seen in imperial China
  • ‘A rolling ball stops when it reaches a crater; rumours stop when they reach the wise’

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In these times of misinformation, think before you forward. Photo: Shutterstock
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