Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong (right) shakes hands with US Representative Tom Suozzi as Jim McGovern, chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, looks on, before a hearing on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement on September 17 in Washington, DC. Photo: AFPPro-democracy activist Joshua Wong (right) shakes hands with US Representative Tom Suozzi as Jim McGovern, chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, looks on, before a hearing on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement on September 17 in Washington, DC. Photo: AFP
Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong (right) shakes hands with US Representative Tom Suozzi as Jim McGovern, chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, looks on, before a hearing on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement on September 17 in Washington, DC. Photo: AFP
Bernard Chan
Opinion

Opinion

Bernard Chan

Hong Kong is being dragged into the US-China trade war when it should be a bystander

  • Hong Kong’s protests have given it international prominence but the city – and its special economic status with the US – should not become a weapon in the US trade conflict with China

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong (right) shakes hands with US Representative Tom Suozzi as Jim McGovern, chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, looks on, before a hearing on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement on September 17 in Washington, DC. Photo: AFPPro-democracy activist Joshua Wong (right) shakes hands with US Representative Tom Suozzi as Jim McGovern, chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, looks on, before a hearing on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement on September 17 in Washington, DC. Photo: AFP
Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong (right) shakes hands with US Representative Tom Suozzi as Jim McGovern, chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, looks on, before a hearing on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement on September 17 in Washington, DC. Photo: AFP
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