Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau. Photo: Edward Wong

US government stands by vocal concern about Hong Kong’s autonomy, after Beijing’s complaints of ‘distortion and defamation’

  • Top US envoy Kurt Tong warned ‘a narrowing political space’ could hurt the city’s economy
  • Local commerce chief told foreign governments and companies not to cherry-pick when looking into the city’s issues
Topic |   Hong Kong localism and independence

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Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau. Photo: Edward Wong
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‘I’m not confident that politics can be so neatly divorced from economics in how this city runs,’ US Consul General Kurt Tong said this week. Photo: Edward Wong

Beijing blasts ‘distortion and defamation’ after US Consul Kurt Tong questions Hong Kong’s autonomy

  • Top US diplomat in Hong Kong says Beijing is ‘intimately’ involved in the city’s decision-making
  • Foreign Ministry Office tells Tong to stop interfering in internal affairs of Hong Kong and China
Topic |   Hong Kong localism and independence

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‘I’m not confident that politics can be so neatly divorced from economics in how this city runs,’ US Consul General Kurt Tong said this week. Photo: Edward Wong
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