A barge bearing the slogan of “Celebrating the 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland” sails through Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on July 1. Photo: Xinhua
A barge bearing the slogan of “Celebrating the 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland” sails through Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on July 1. Photo: Xinhua
Mark Clifford
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Mark Clifford

National security law’s grey lines blur Hong Kong’s future as a global financial centre

  • The vagueness of the new legislation, statements by government officials and the actions of the police do not inspire confidence that the law will be narrowly applied
  • If Hong Kong is to be more than China’s offshore financial market, it must retain its free press, independent judiciary and honest civil service

A barge bearing the slogan of “Celebrating the 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland” sails through Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on July 1. Photo: Xinhua
A barge bearing the slogan of “Celebrating the 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland” sails through Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on July 1. Photo: Xinhua
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