“By portraying Hong Kongers as the ‘right’ kind of immigrant, distinct from migrants at the US-Mexico border or refugees across the Mediterranean, Western lawmakers see the Asian city as their own political theatre,” Cheng wrote. “They claim the mantle of human rights defenders by feigning solidarity, while espousing racist and xenophobic policies at home.”
Fund flows from mainland China were particularly strong. For the first eight months, net flows from China to Hong Kong stocks via the Hong Kong Stock Exchange surged to more than $55 billion, up nearly 190% from a year ago, according to estimates by China Galaxy Securities.
“The space for resistance is shrinking and the punishments are getting more severe. Lately, it has been harder to win even the smallest victories. Subtler forms of resistance may well become the norm; small ways of showing an unwillingness to accept the loss of things that make Hong Kong distinctive.”
Hong Kong police later confirmed the rough arrest of the young girl in a statement, claiming that she had run ‘in a suspicious manner’ and officers had used ‘minimum necessary force’ to apprehend her.
The Hong Kong journalist association head, Chris Yeung, said the raid was “horrendous”. “I think in some third-world countries there has been this kind of press freedom suppression, I just didn’t expect it to be in Hong Kong,” he told media.
HONG KONG – Hong Kong’s reputation as a haven for freewheeling business has steadily eroded since the territory was handed over to China from Britain in 1997. As anti-government protestors step up demands for democracy, and with demonstrations becoming more violent, however, the business environment is getting worse.
This week, Chinese lawmakers circumvented local representatives to impose a new national security law on Hong Kong. It prohibits the broadly-defined offenses of secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign collusion. Those convicted under the legislation face anywhere from three years to life behind bars, whether tried in Hong Kong courts or extradited to the mainland.
Google updated its Street View Map to include images of the city’s streets taken last October when Hong Kong was gripped by months of anti-government demonstrations. This file picture shows a masked protester sits near graffiti during a protest in Hong Kong on October 4, 2019
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