Protesters face police in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay on Saturday. Photo: AP

Singapore will not escape economic impact if Hong Kong unrest persists, trade minister Chan Chun Sing says

  • Businesses heavily dependent on the protest-hit city will feel the pinch, Chan warns
  • Investor confidence is likely to take a knock which will add to global economic uncertainty, minister says
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Protesters face police in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay on Saturday. Photo: AP
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Cathay Pacific has sacked a number of employees, including a union leader who was reportedly fired for the political content of her social media posts. Photo: Reuters
Tom Holland
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Opinion

Abacus by Tom Holland

Beijing’s treatment of Cathay is just the start. Welcome to Hong Kong’s future of corporatism

  • The philosophy that neither the state nor any other institution has any business dictating people’s political beliefs is reflexive in Hong Kong
  • But China’s desire to supervise private enterprises, and their employees, paints an ominous picture of the city’s economic future

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Cathay Pacific has sacked a number of employees, including a union leader who was reportedly fired for the political content of her social media posts. Photo: Reuters
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