Protesters gathered in Central on Thanksgiving Day to express gratitude to Washington for signing the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act into law, on 28 November 2019. Photo: KY ChengProtesters gathered in Central on Thanksgiving Day to express gratitude to Washington for signing the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act into law, on 28 November 2019. Photo: KY Cheng
Protesters gathered in Central on Thanksgiving Day to express gratitude to Washington for signing the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act into law, on 28 November 2019. Photo: KY Cheng

How big a deal is the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act for businesses?

  • US President Trump signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act into law on November 27
  • The legislation amends the US-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992, under which Hong Kong enjoys special status that allows it to be treated as a separate entity from the rest of China in terms of customs, trade, investment, technology transfer and immigration
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Protesters gathered in Central on Thanksgiving Day to express gratitude to Washington for signing the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act into law, on 28 November 2019. Photo: KY ChengProtesters gathered in Central on Thanksgiving Day to express gratitude to Washington for signing the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act into law, on 28 November 2019. Photo: KY Cheng
Protesters gathered in Central on Thanksgiving Day to express gratitude to Washington for signing the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act into law, on 28 November 2019. Photo: KY Cheng
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