Protesters opposed to the extradition bill remain outside the government headquarters in Admiralty, flanked by Hong Kong’s commercial district, on June 18. Photo: Dickson Lee Protesters opposed to the extradition bill remain outside the government headquarters in Admiralty, flanked by Hong Kong’s commercial district, on June 18. Photo: Dickson Lee
Protesters opposed to the extradition bill remain outside the government headquarters in Admiralty, flanked by Hong Kong’s commercial district, on June 18. Photo: Dickson Lee
Jesse Friedlander
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Jesse Friedlander

How the extradition bill crisis threatens Hong Kong’s currency peg to the US dollar

  • The extradition bill risks undermining Hong Kong special status in the eyes of the international community. Any change could lead to a flight of capital, which would in turn threaten the city’s currency

Protesters opposed to the extradition bill remain outside the government headquarters in Admiralty, flanked by Hong Kong’s commercial district, on June 18. Photo: Dickson Lee Protesters opposed to the extradition bill remain outside the government headquarters in Admiralty, flanked by Hong Kong’s commercial district, on June 18. Photo: Dickson Lee
Protesters opposed to the extradition bill remain outside the government headquarters in Admiralty, flanked by Hong Kong’s commercial district, on June 18. Photo: Dickson Lee
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Jesse Friedlander

Jesse Friedlander

Jesse Friedlander, CFA, is co-founder and chief investment officer of Des Voeux Partners, a multifamily office that manages intergenerational wealth. His areas of interest include macroeconomics, geopolitics, language and culture.