A screen in Central, Hong Kong, displays the Hang Seng Index’s closing figure on September 4, the day Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor announced that the extradition bill would be formally withdrawn from the city’s legislature. Photo: Tory Ho
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Nicholas Spiro

Hong Kong protests: could a financial crisis be the jolt that brings the unrest to a halt?

  • While Hong Kong’s economy fell into a worse than expected recession last quarter, financial markets have remained resilient
  • A run on a major bank or a serious challenge to the currency peg might push Beijing, the Hong Kong government, protesters and ordinary Hongkongers to seek a resolution

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A screen in Central, Hong Kong, displays the Hang Seng Index’s closing figure on September 4, the day Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor announced that the extradition bill would be formally withdrawn from the city’s legislature. Photo: Tory Ho
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