Kurt Tong, consul general of the US, speaks at Tai Kwun on February 19. He has angered China by saying Beijing is eroding Hong Kong’s autonomy. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Michael Chugani
Opinion

Opinion

Michael Chugani

If Hong Kong doesn’t like US ‘interference’, maybe it should give up its status as a separate customs area

  • Beijing and Hong Kong have accused a US diplomat of interfering in the city’s affairs. But the State Department has a duty under US law to monitor whether Hong Kong retains a high degree of autonomy and thus remains eligible for special status

TOP PICKS

Kurt Tong, consul general of the US, speaks at Tai Kwun on February 19. He has angered China by saying Beijing is eroding Hong Kong’s autonomy. Photo: Jonathan Wong
READ FULL ARTICLE