Pro-democracy protesters attend a rally in the Central district of Hong Kong on January 12, calling on foreign governments to sanction the Chinese government if universal suffrage is not implemented in Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang Pro-democracy protesters attend a rally in the Central district of Hong Kong on January 12, calling on foreign governments to sanction the Chinese government if universal suffrage is not implemented in Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang
Pro-democracy protesters attend a rally in the Central district of Hong Kong on January 12, calling on foreign governments to sanction the Chinese government if universal suffrage is not implemented in Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang
Michael Chugani
Opinion

Opinion

Michael Chugani

If Hong Kong loses its freedoms, it will lose its trade status too. This may be Carrie Lam’s lesson to learn

  • The arrest of a district councillor under a colonial-era sedition law and Beijing’s order stopping a dozen foreign journalists from working in Hong Kong are a blow to the city’s freedoms
  • This may trigger a warning from the US as it reviews recent developments under the Hong Kong Policy Act

Pro-democracy protesters attend a rally in the Central district of Hong Kong on January 12, calling on foreign governments to sanction the Chinese government if universal suffrage is not implemented in Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang Pro-democracy protesters attend a rally in the Central district of Hong Kong on January 12, calling on foreign governments to sanction the Chinese government if universal suffrage is not implemented in Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang
Pro-democracy protesters attend a rally in the Central district of Hong Kong on January 12, calling on foreign governments to sanction the Chinese government if universal suffrage is not implemented in Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang
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