Pedestrians ride an escalator past a poster about Hong Kong’s new national security law. Photo: Bloomberg Pedestrians ride an escalator past a poster about Hong Kong’s new national security law. Photo: Bloomberg
Pedestrians ride an escalator past a poster about Hong Kong’s new national security law. Photo: Bloomberg
Maria Siow
Opinion

Opinion

Maria Siow

Why most Asian countries have not spoken out against Hong Kong’s national security law

  • In a region where many rely on Chinese investment, governments see standing up to Beijing over Hong Kong as a risk not worth taking
  • Japan has expressed ‘regret’ over the new legislation, with Shinzo Abe under pressure from G7 leaders to take a strong stance against China

Pedestrians ride an escalator past a poster about Hong Kong’s new national security law. Photo: Bloomberg Pedestrians ride an escalator past a poster about Hong Kong’s new national security law. Photo: Bloomberg
Pedestrians ride an escalator past a poster about Hong Kong’s new national security law. Photo: Bloomberg
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Maria Siow

Maria Siow

Maria Siow is a long-time China-based correspondent and analyst with keen interest in East Asia. Maria has a masters degree in international relations.