June 30, 2020

Market analysts react to China's new Hong Kong law

Featuring Peter Harrell

Source: Reuters

Journalist Reuters

Beijing unveiled national security legislation tailor-made for Hong Kong on Tuesday, setting the stage for the most radical changes to the former British colony’s way of life since it returned to Chinese rule 23 years ago.

The law promises to punish the crimes of secession and subversion with up to life in prison and raises concerns of a more authoritarian era for China’s most freewheeling city.

Read the full story and more in Reuters.

Authors

  • Peter Harrell

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Energy, Economics and Security Program

    Peter Harrell is an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. He is a leading expert on U.S. economic statecraft, including sanctions, export controls, ...