lørdag 10. august 2019

Are Singaporeans gloating at the chaos caused by Hong Kong protests?

Recent reports also say some Hongkongers have begun considering relocating, including to Singapore, and that some wealthy businessmen have begun moving their assets to the city state. All this has left some Hongkongers thinking that Singapore is capitalising on its situation.

An independent survey in June found Singaporeans largely supportive of the Hong Kong protests, but experts feel they may have changed their opinion since then. Law professor Eugene Tan of the Singapore Management University suggested that the violence and disruptions of recent weeks may have been the turning point. Even though Singaporeans sympathised, he said, they did not support actions such as stopping trains and blockading roads. Tan said Singaporeans were generally conditioned to be averse to civil disobedience, violence and disruptions.