The Vietnamese-American singers who lent their voices to the ‘Sea of Black’ project, with Mai Thanh Son on the far left. Photo: Handout

An ode to Hong Kong’s extradition bill protesters, penned by Vietnamese-American dissidents

  • Sea of Black started life as a melody inspired by the ‘umbrella movement’ of 2014, but it wasn’t until this year that it got all its lyrics – and title
  • The song draws parallels between Hong Kong and Vietnam, which has been a one-party communist state since the end of the war there in 1975
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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The Vietnamese-American singers who lent their voices to the ‘Sea of Black’ project, with Mai Thanh Son on the far left. Photo: Handout
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Will mass protests only harden Beijing’s determination to bring Hong Kong to heel? Photo: AP
Bilahari Kausikan
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Bilahari Kausikan

Harsh truths for Hong Kong: extradition bill protests will not achieve anything

  • Retired Singapore diplomat Bilahari Kausikan says Beijing will never tolerate any action that undermines national unity and the bill formalises ‘one country, two systems’
  • Besides, what is really needed is good governance and a sensible housing policy – blame the tycoons for denying the city that

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