Donald Trump supporters at the United States Capitol, on January 6. Photo: AFP Donald Trump supporters at the United States Capitol, on January 6. Photo: AFP
Donald Trump supporters at the United States Capitol, on January 6. Photo: AFP
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

In ancient China as in modern America, when those in power fail their people, discontent breeds devastation

  • During the Western Zhou dynasty, the harsh policies implemented by a greedy king incited rebellion
  • After even his soldiers turned on him, the king was forced to live the rest of his life in exile

Donald Trump supporters at the United States Capitol, on January 6. Photo: AFP Donald Trump supporters at the United States Capitol, on January 6. Photo: AFP
Donald Trump supporters at the United States Capitol, on January 6. Photo: AFP
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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.