A copy of the House of Representatives articles of impeachment resolution that were used to impeach the US President Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters A copy of the House of Representatives articles of impeachment resolution that were used to impeach the US President Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters
A copy of the House of Representatives articles of impeachment resolution that were used to impeach the US President Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Chinese emperors might not have faced impeachment, but they were not immune to removal from rule

  • The power of rulers in imperial China was absolute, but they were still at risk of being overthrown by adversaries
  • Liu He’s behaviour did little to endear him to his ministers, who deposed the new emperor after just 27 days

A copy of the House of Representatives articles of impeachment resolution that were used to impeach the US President Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters A copy of the House of Representatives articles of impeachment resolution that were used to impeach the US President Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters
A copy of the House of Representatives articles of impeachment resolution that were used to impeach the US President Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters
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Wee Kek Koon

Wee Kek Koon

Having lived his whole life in the modern cities of Singapore and Hong Kong, Wee Kek Koon has an inexplicable fascination with the past. He is constantly amazed by how much he can mine from China's history for his weekly column in Post Magazine, which he has written since 2005.