U.S. Weighs Limited Options to Punish China Over Hong Kong

Gordon B. Johnson

WASHINGTON—As U.S. officials weigh sanctioning China around its current moves in Hong Kong, the city’s standing as a global fiscal center limitations the menu of efficient levers available to Washington.

Important steps from Hong Kong’s fiscal system chance hitting U.S., Western and Hong Kong firms and shoppers, officials and analysts say. Far more specific sanctions from Chinese officials and trade measures from products and solutions designed in Hong Kong would have tiny impact on Beijing’s integration of the town into the mainland’s…

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Hong Kong dean: ‘It is difficult now, but I haven’t abandoned my plans yet’

Gordon B. Johnson

Lin Zhou joined the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)’s business enterprise university with ambitions to broaden its intercontinental attraction, but 7 months later on the new dean has not remaining Hong Kong at the time.

Grounded by the global pandemic, which has distribute across the earth right after erupting in mainland China, he admits: “It is tough now, but I have not deserted my strategies however.”

They will have been presented a raise by his school’s overall performance in this year’s FT rating of masters in finance (MiF) programmes: CUHK is the swiftest climber, climbing 19 places to variety

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China’s New Security Law Erodes Media Freedoms in Hong Kong

Gordon B. Johnson

In a new period of tighter Chinese government regulate of Hong Kong, the metropolis is probably to see the sun set on wide media freedoms.

As opposed to mainland China, the place aside from a handful of outliers all media is government-controlled, Hong Kong has experienced a vivid push. Given that the 1997 handover to Chinese regulate, journalists there have for the most section been capable to report and produce freely, without dread of intimidation or legal repercussions.

That…

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Hong Kong Police Quickly Enforce China’s Security Law as Thousands Protest

Gordon B. Johnson

HONG KONG—Thousands of protesters, unbowed by a sweeping new countrywide-security legislation imposed by China, staged the largest present of defiance in Hong Kong this 12 months, with some risking hefty prison terms to chant slogans of liberation and demand independence.

Hundreds of Hong Kong police officers moved in quickly to quash dissent and put into action the legislation, which provides Beijing substantially increased powers to police the town and punish all those accused of subversion and supporting separatism. Law enforcement fired tear gas, pepper spray and water cannons…

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China Reveals Key Powers in Hong Kong National-Security Law

Gordon B. Johnson

HONG KONG—Beijing plans to vest itself with important powers to implement national stability in Hong Kong, proposing a legislation that would enable the central governing administration to supervise the policing of subversive pursuits in the protest-racked metropolis and, in some cases, intervene immediately.

Condition media on Saturday disclosed aspects of the proposed national-stability legislation for Hong Kong, which opposition groups and international governments such as the U.S. have criticized as gravely undercutting the city’s promised autonomy from Beijing. Senior Chinese…

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