Representatives from the Karen ethnic group take part in a demonstration against the military coup, in Yangon, on February 11. Photo: AFP Representatives from the Karen ethnic group take part in a demonstration against the military coup, in Yangon, on February 11. Photo: AFP
Representatives from the Karen ethnic group take part in a demonstration against the military coup, in Yangon, on February 11. Photo: AFP
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Unlike the Myanmar coup, some takeovers in Chinese history were welcomed

  • One of the most famous coups in Chinese history was the Chenqiao mutiny, which led to the nation’s reunification
  • There was minimal fighting and virtually no bloodshed, and the new emperor was treated with the utmost courtesy

Representatives from the Karen ethnic group take part in a demonstration against the military coup, in Yangon, on February 11. Photo: AFP Representatives from the Karen ethnic group take part in a demonstration against the military coup, in Yangon, on February 11. Photo: AFP
Representatives from the Karen ethnic group take part in a demonstration against the military coup, in Yangon, on February 11. 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.