A child holds a poster depicting the US flag and US President Donald Trump, during an anti-government rally in Hong Kong on December 1 last year. In the US Human Rights and Democracy Act, the US calls on its allies in the Pacific to “promote human rights and democracy in Hong Kong”. Photo: AP
Regina Ip
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Regina Ip

The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act is a sledgehammer the US can use to crush Hong Kong

  • A study of the provisions of the new law reveals America’s intentions lie less in protecting Hong Kong freedoms than targeting China’s – and thus Hong Kong’s – rise as a serious competitor in hi-tech and economic advances

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A child holds a poster depicting the US flag and US President Donald Trump, during an anti-government rally in Hong Kong on December 1 last year. In the US Human Rights and Democracy Act, the US calls on its allies in the Pacific to “promote human rights and democracy in Hong Kong”. Photo: AP
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Regina Ip

Regina Ip

Regina Ip served as Hong Kong's secretary for security from 1998 to 2003. After three years’ studies in the US, she returned to Hong Kong with a view to improving Hong Kong’s governance. She is now chairperson of New People’s Party and a legislator elected on Hong Kong Island.