Anti-government protesters carry the American flag, along with signs urging the US Congress to support their cause, in Pok Fu Lam on September 20. Photo: Winson Wong

If US passes Hong Kong human rights act, it will hurt American businesses in the city

  • Hong Kong activists have been disingenuous in drumming up US support for the act. There has been radical violence in Hong Kong and passing the legislation will create uncertainty, as well as weaken US trade and economic ties with the city
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Anti-government protesters carry the American flag, along with signs urging the US Congress to support their cause, in Pok Fu Lam on September 20. Photo: Winson Wong
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Joshua Wong arrives to testify before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China about the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, on September 17. Photo: AFP
Leslie Fong
Opinion

Opinion

Leslie Fong

In US bill on Hong Kong democracy, the real target is China. City should speak out against foreign meddling

  • In a hearing on Capitol Hill last week, Joshua Wong and two other Hong Kong activists urged the US Congress to punish the city’s leaders for stifling freedoms
  • But given the bipartisan consensus that China poses the greatest challenge to US supremacy, its decision to pass the bill was a bygone conclusion

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Joshua Wong arrives to testify before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China about the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, on September 17. Photo: AFP
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