Balloons fly past the national flag at the end of a military parade at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on October 1, 2019, to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Photo: AFP Balloons fly past the national flag at the end of a military parade at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on October 1, 2019, to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Photo: AFP
Balloons fly past the national flag at the end of a military parade at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on October 1, 2019, to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Photo: AFP
Dong Lei
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Dong Lei

China need not choose between an open economy and national security

  • Developments in December reflect the tension between China’s moves towards allowing more foreign direct investment and concerns about national security
  • If outside forces respect China’s sensitivities and cease unnecessary insults, the country could reform better

Balloons fly past the national flag at the end of a military parade at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on October 1, 2019, to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Photo: AFP Balloons fly past the national flag at the end of a military parade at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on October 1, 2019, to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Photo: AFP
Balloons fly past the national flag at the end of a military parade at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on October 1, 2019, to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Photo: AFP
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Dong Lei

Dong Lei

Dong Lei is a non-practising solicitor in Hong Kong and is the principal at AB Highwood Consultants.