Hong Kong protesters occupy Harcourt Road in Admiralty. Photo: SCMP Pictures

‘Hong Kong is a city in China – we have many more’: academic Gao Jian defends Beijing’s governance at regional conference

  • Gao also suggested critics of China’s policies in Xinjiang should consider the consequences of Beijing becoming unstable should it fail to confront terrorism
  • He encountered resistance from participants, who referenced the protests in Hong Kong and the treatment of Uygurs to criticise Beijing’s approach to governing
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Hong Kong protesters occupy Harcourt Road in Admiralty. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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The Hong Kong protesters’ audacity – in particular their open defiance of the city’s ultimate political masters in Beijing – has gained them widespread praise. Photo: Dickson Lee

Scoffing in Singapore, praise in Philippines: how Asia sees Hong Kong’s extradition bill protests

  • The mammoth marches that involved an estimated 2 million people have inspired a range of views from the region’s citizens and direct action veterans
  • Some are in favour, and see hope in Hongkongers’ audacity – while others run the gamut from shrill condemnation to ambivalence
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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The Hong Kong protesters’ audacity – in particular their open defiance of the city’s ultimate political masters in Beijing – has gained them widespread praise. Photo: Dickson Lee
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