A man holds up a US flag outside the US Consulate General in Hong Kong on Independence Day on July 4. Photo: EPA-EFE
The US may be curtailing Hong Kong’s autonomy more than China
Hong Kong’s unique character has been damaged by Washington’s policy change and imposition of sanctions. This will only lead Hong Kong to turn more to the Greater Bay Area for its economic survival, and US influence on the city would diminish
Regina Ip served as Hong Kong's secretary for security from 1998 to 2003. After three years’ studies in the US, she returned to Hong Kong with a view to improving Hong Kong’s governance. She is now chairperson of New People’s Party and a legislator elected on Hong Kong Island.