Police officers in anti-riot gear use pepper spray during a clash with anti-extradition bill protesters attempting to charge into Hong Kong’s Legislative Council Complex. Photo: Felix Wong
Leslie Fong
Opinion

Opinion

Leslie Fong

Hong Kong extradition bill: this is no Singapore living in fear, this is a city ripping itself apart

  • Thoughtful Singaporeans are deeply saddened that Hong Kong’s social fabric has been torn asunder through cynical and calculated social and political agitation, writes Leslie Fong

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Police officers in anti-riot gear use pepper spray during a clash with anti-extradition bill protesters attempting to charge into Hong Kong’s Legislative Council Complex. Photo: Felix Wong
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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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