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Why this time was different for Hong Kong

Hong Kong strong…

Unlike the 2014 Occupy movement, this time around most interest groups threw their weight behind the demonstrators, fearing Carrie Lam’s Extradition Bill would be one bill too far in turning Hong Kong into any other Chinese city.

Even HSBC & Standard Chartered encouraged employees to join the crowds by allowing flexible working hours ! When banks start getting involved in social movements, you know that this time around, things were indeed different.

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-06-16/hong-kong-protest-win-reflects-business-support-china-s-needs

Picture credits: Reuters

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