An advert is reflected on a bus window, with the Hong Kong headquarters of HSBC and Standard Chartered in the background. Photo: AP An advert is reflected on a bus window, with the Hong Kong headquarters of HSBC and Standard Chartered in the background. Photo: AP
An advert is reflected on a bus window, with the Hong Kong headquarters of HSBC and Standard Chartered in the background. Photo: AP
Nicolas Groffman
Opinion

Opinion

Nicolas Groffman

Hong Kong national security law: UK needs a new law too, or more firms like HSBC will side with China

  • Four British companies, under pressure from China, have endorsed Hong Kong’s national security law despite London’s strong opposition
  • More could follow, unless the UK fixes its own legal loophole that led to this situation

An advert is reflected on a bus window, with the Hong Kong headquarters of HSBC and Standard Chartered in the background. Photo: AP An advert is reflected on a bus window, with the Hong Kong headquarters of HSBC and Standard Chartered in the background. Photo: AP
An advert is reflected on a bus window, with the Hong Kong headquarters of HSBC and Standard Chartered in the background. Photo: AP
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Nicolas Groffman

Nicolas Groffman

Nicolas, who practised law in Beijing and Shanghai, is a partner at law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys in London