Financial Times Blog, 4 Oct 2014
Singapore and Hong Kong share much in common. But this weekend the big difference is that Singapore’s streets are quiet, with traffic flowing as normal, while Hong Kong is on edge as the Occupy movement mobilises masses of protesters against widely unpopular electoral arrangements foisted on its people by Beijing.
Singapore, a tightly governed island nation, has been watching closely what has been happening over the past week in Hong Kong.
On Saturday its foreign minister, K. Shanmugam, gave the strongest hint of how the ruling People’s Action party views what is happening, criticising the western media for what he alleged was anti-China bias. Full story