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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