Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

Hong Kong national security law: all eyes on the US, but Beijing holds all the cards

  • Beijing’s timing shows it is prepared for a backlash and for Hong Kong to lose its shine as a financial centre; better that than let the city slip out of its control
  • However, reports of Hong Kong’s demise are premature. The effect of any US sanctions is likely to be more symbolic than material