Anti-government protesters wave a US flag during a rally at Chater Garden in Central on October 14, as they urge the US Congress to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. Photo: Felix Wong

With Hong Kong act, Donald Trump is using the only kind of stick China will heed

  • The nature of diplomacy with China has forced us to think in terms of economic brinkmanship. The US is the only country in the world which can engage China in playing economic “battleships”
  • Now other countries must also speak up in support of Hong Kong and pressure China economically
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Anti-government protesters wave a US flag during a rally at Chater Garden in Central on October 14, as they urge the US Congress to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. Photo: Felix Wong
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Elderly protesters take part in a march in Central on July 17, holding a poster of Chief Executive Carrie Lam with blood on her hands and a sign featuring then-police chief Stephen Lo Wai-chung with the words: “No. 1 enjoys the air-conditioning while the frontline takes the heat”. Photo: Bloomberg

By uniting Hong Kong against her, Carrie Lam has achieved her ‘We Connect’ campaign promise after all

  • With her controversial extradition bill, sanctioning of police use of force and rejection of protester demands, Hong Kong’s chief executive has helped millions of the city’s residents connect with each other
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Elderly protesters take part in a march in Central on July 17, holding a poster of Chief Executive Carrie Lam with blood on her hands and a sign featuring then-police chief Stephen Lo Wai-chung with the words: “No. 1 enjoys the air-conditioning while the frontline takes the heat”. Photo: Bloomberg
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