Anti-riot police officers clash with anti-extradition protesters in Admiralty on Wednesday. Experts say the legislation could potentially damage the city’s economy and its relationship with the US. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill could damage city’s economy, relationship with the US, say economists

  • Extradition bill may be a ‘tipping point’ in US-Hong Kong relations and and threaten city’s special status
  • US could see Hong Kong as ‘weak link’ in fight with Beijing over trade, technology
Topic |   China economy

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Anti-riot police officers clash with anti-extradition protesters in Admiralty on Wednesday. Experts say the legislation could potentially damage the city’s economy and its relationship with the US. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Anti-extradition bill protesters occupy Legislative Council road. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protests against extradition bill may look like Occupy – but young, leaderless demonstrators have learned lessons from the past

  • Spirit of camaraderie palpable as new allies look out for one other, whether through sourcing asthma medication or reminders to wear a mask
  • Clear division of labour also evident as lookouts on barricades report back on police movements while others run supply booths and first aid stations
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Anti-extradition bill protesters occupy Legislative Council road. Photo: Sam Tsang
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