A Donald Trump impersonator gestures along with hundreds of people who gathered at Chater Garden on December 1 to thank the US president for signing the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. The law allows Washington to suspend Hong Kong’s special trading status based on an annual certification by the US State Department about whether the city retains a sufficient degree of autonomy under the “one country, two systems” framework. Photo: Winson Wong
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

How hard can Donald Trump hit Hong Kong over the national security law? Not very

  • Even if the US levies a 25 per cent tariff on Hong Kong’s exports, that would affect only 0.1 per cent of GDP
  • Imposing sanctions on Hong Kong and Chinese officials is easier said than done
A Donald Trump impersonator gestures along with hundreds of people who gathered at Chater Garden on December 1 to thank the US president for signing the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. The law allows Washington to suspend Hong Kong’s special trading status based on an annual certification by the US State Department about whether the city retains a sufficient degree of autonomy under the “one country, two systems” framework. Photo: Winson Wong
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