Truth is, the national security law won’t hurt Hong Kong’s viability as a global financial centre
- Critics are right to warn about the loss of some freedoms in Hong Kong and the possibility of a talent and capital flight
- But many of the city’s advantages remain, including a sound legal system that will continue to safeguard the SAR’s status as a leading centre for business
James Stent has pursued a career in financial services in Hong Kong, the Philippines, Thailand, mainland China, and Mongolia. He received a Master of Public Affairs from Princeton University. He authored China’s Banking Transformation, and presently works on cultural heritage preservation issues in Thailand, where he resides.