A Chinese flag is held aloft during a rally in Hong Kong in support of the national security law on June 30. Photo: EPA-EFE A Chinese flag is held aloft during a rally in Hong Kong in support of the national security law on June 30. Photo: EPA-EFE
A Chinese flag is held aloft during a rally in Hong Kong in support of the national security law on June 30. Photo: EPA-EFE
Joshua M. Zimmerman
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Joshua M. Zimmerman

What Hong Kong’s national security law makes clear: politics trumps business

  • Broad, extraterritorial law spells out the stakes to multinationals – comply with China’s political bottom lines and access the mainland market, or stay away
  • Although the law is a big change for Hong Kong, any global business accustomed to navigating the mainland should be able to adjust to the new reality

A Chinese flag is held aloft during a rally in Hong Kong in support of the national security law on June 30. Photo: EPA-EFE A Chinese flag is held aloft during a rally in Hong Kong in support of the national security law on June 30. Photo: EPA-EFE
A Chinese flag is held aloft during a rally in Hong Kong in support of the national security law on June 30. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Joshua M. Zimmerman

Joshua M. Zimmerman

Joshua M. Zimmerman is a former corporate lawyer who has advised on debt and equity financings throughout Asia. A Washington, DC native and Hong Kong resident since 1997, he joined the New York bar in 1997 and became a Hong Kong solicitor in 2011.