A man and child gaze across Victoria Harbour towards a building with an electronic screen displaying Chinese flags on June 1. Photo: Sun Yeung
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Why national security law will not be the death of Hong Kong, just as the handover wasn’t

  • Fears were widespread in 1997 that handover would mean the end of Hong Kong’s freedoms but this didn’t happen because the capitalist city was valuable to China
  • Given this is still the case today, Beijing must not ignore international alarm over the new law and apply it narrowly
A man and child gaze across Victoria Harbour towards a building with an electronic screen displaying Chinese flags on June 1. Photo: Sun Yeung
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