Police chase down a couple wearing facemasks in Central in October after the introduction of a mask ban. Photo: AFP Police chase down a couple wearing facemasks in Central in October after the introduction of a mask ban. Photo: AFP
Police chase down a couple wearing facemasks in Central in October after the introduction of a mask ban. Photo: AFP
Richard Harris
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Richard Harris

From Trump’s America to Brexit and Hong Kong’s protesters, politics triumphs over economics – but only up to a point

  • Donald Trump’s pressure on the Fed, Brexit and Hong Kong’s protests have one thing in common: the actions are more beneficial politically than economically
  • But, given Hong Kong’s special position and importance to China’s economy, Beijing’s response to the protests shows playing politics has its limits

Police chase down a couple wearing facemasks in Central in October after the introduction of a mask ban. Photo: AFP Police chase down a couple wearing facemasks in Central in October after the introduction of a mask ban. Photo: AFP
Police chase down a couple wearing facemasks in Central in October after the introduction of a mask ban. Photo: AFP
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