The Chinese national flag is displayed on a Hong Kong building in a show of support for the government, as seen from Tsim Sha Tsui on August 12. Photo: Nora Tam
Richard Harris
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Richard Harris

Why powerful China must pick its battles: boom-time Japan offers a cautionary tale

  • The fates of HSBC and Cathay top brass suggest China is reading the riot act to multinationals
  • But the loss of goodwill could come at great cost when there are other, more important, battles to be fought – such as the trade war

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The Chinese national flag is displayed on a Hong Kong building in a show of support for the government, as seen from Tsim Sha Tsui on August 12. Photo: Nora Tam
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British consulate trade officer Simon Cheng Man-kit has been ordered to serve 15 days of administrative detention on the mainland. Photo: Handout

China confirms detention of British consulate trade officer Simon Cheng Man-kit for 15 days

  • Foreign ministry says Simon Cheng held over violation of public security management regulations
  • Cheng’s family says they have not been notified by the mainland about the detention and do not know why he has been held
Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law

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British consulate trade officer Simon Cheng Man-kit has been ordered to serve 15 days of administrative detention on the mainland. Photo: Handout
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