The Hong Kong skyline on May 22, as seen from a rooftop in Wan Chai. The US ending the city’s special trading status has some analysts once again predicting the “death of Hong Kong”. Photo: Robert Ng The Hong Kong skyline on May 22, as seen from a rooftop in Wan Chai. The US ending the city’s special trading status has some analysts once again predicting the “death of Hong Kong”. Photo: Robert Ng
The Hong Kong skyline on May 22, as seen from a rooftop in Wan Chai. The US ending the city’s special trading status has some analysts once again predicting the “death of Hong Kong”. Photo: Robert Ng
Neal Kimberley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Neal Kimberley

Trump’s Hong Kong Autonomy Act will only push city closer to mainland China

  • Washington’s response to the passage of the national security law will weaken Hong Kong’s economic ties to the US and create a gap that China will fill
  • The US getting tough on Chinese companies listed there and Hong Kong’s attempts to accommodate firms with weighted voting rights will bring more Chinese firms to the city

The Hong Kong skyline on May 22, as seen from a rooftop in Wan Chai. The US ending the city’s special trading status has some analysts once again predicting the “death of Hong Kong”. Photo: Robert Ng The Hong Kong skyline on May 22, as seen from a rooftop in Wan Chai. The US ending the city’s special trading status has some analysts once again predicting the “death of Hong Kong”. Photo: Robert Ng
The Hong Kong skyline on May 22, as seen from a rooftop in Wan Chai. The US ending the city’s special trading status has some analysts once again predicting the “death of Hong Kong”. Photo: Robert Ng
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Neal Kimberley

Neal Kimberley

UK-based Neal Kimberley has been active in the financial markets since 1985. Having worked in sales and trading in the dealing rooms of major banks in London for many years, he moved to ThomsonReuters in 2009 to provide market analysis. He has been contributing to the Post since 2015 and writes about macroeconomics from a market perspective, with a particular emphasis on currencies and interest rates.