Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor was sanctioned alongside other top officials in August for their alleged role in curtailing political freedoms in the city. Photo: Sam Tsang Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor was sanctioned alongside other top officials in August for their alleged role in curtailing political freedoms in the city. Photo: Sam Tsang
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor was sanctioned alongside other top officials in August for their alleged role in curtailing political freedoms in the city. Photo: Sam Tsang

China says US sanctions have no ‘legal effect’ in Hong Kong or China, but analysts urge caution

  • China’s financial sector regulator claimed last week that US sanctions on companies or individuals have no legal grounds in Hong Kong or the mainland
  • Analysts warn that engaging in international transactions with sanctioned entities involves risks many banks may not want to take

Topic |   US-China relations
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor was sanctioned alongside other top officials in August for their alleged role in curtailing political freedoms in the city. Photo: Sam Tsang Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor was sanctioned alongside other top officials in August for their alleged role in curtailing political freedoms in the city. Photo: Sam Tsang
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor was sanctioned alongside other top officials in August for their alleged role in curtailing political freedoms in the city. Photo: Sam Tsang
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