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

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

  • 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 Cheng
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Peggy Sito

Peggy Sito

Peggy Sito is the deputy business editor at the Post. She was previously editor on the property desk and has won various news awards from the Hong Kong Consumer Council, the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong and the Society of Publishers in Asia.

Ryan Swift

Ryan Swift

Ryan Swift is a senior business reporter focused on wealth management, green business, the shipping industry and the gaming industry. He was chief editor of The Peak and Asia-Pacific Boating magazines.