Tear gas is fired at anti-government protesters in Kwun Tong last week. Photo: Sam Tsang

Economic discontent a primary force behind Hong Kong unrest, researchers in Singapore say

  • With many workers struggling to make ends meet and the young lacking a meaningful stake in the economy, hopes for a better future have been dashed, academics argue
  • But others say there is a ‘reservoir of emotional rage and anger’ brewing and an overhaul of the ‘one country, two systems’ formula is needed
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Tear gas is fired at anti-government protesters in Kwun Tong last week. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Toh Ee Ming

Toh Ee Ming

Ee Ming is a freelance journalist who regularly contributes to the South China Morning Post and the Xinhua News Agency, covering society, politics and culture. She has written for publications in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Nepal and Poland.