Brian Wong, DPhil in Politics candidate and Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford
Jun 10, 2021
Hong Kong is a vital bridge and gateway for China to the rest of the world, and for the United States to China. China and the United States would be wise to maintain the city’s cosmopolitanism while reining in detrimental sanctions, respectively.
Andrew Sheng, Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Global Institute at the University of Hong Kong
Xiao Geng, President of the Hong Kong Institution for International Finance
Aug 03, 2020
By disrupting the world’s interconnected economic, social, and geopolitical spheres, the COVID-19 crisis has exposed just how fragile and inequitable the institutions that govern them really are. It has also highlighted how difficult it is to address systemic fragility and inequity amid escalating national-security threats.
Hui Xiao, A retired economist in Hong Kong
Jul 14, 2020
The National Security Law for the special administrative region is a necessary prerequisite to the restoration of prosperity. Unfortunately, some businesses may be reluctant to show their support because they fear retribution.
He Weiwen, Senior Fellow, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies
Jul 13, 2020
The devil is in the details, and there are plenty of details suggesting that the United States will not be successful in punishing China for its new national security law as applied to Hong Kong. American businesses are likely to be hurt most.
Tian Feilong, Associate Professor, the Law School of Beihang University
Jul 09, 2020
Both human rights and the rule of law are protected in the SAR, even as the United States, with its long-arm jurisdiction and unilateral sanctions, returns to Cold War cliches that are not good, either for itself or for others.
Ted Galen Carpenter, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Jul 02, 2020
Washington’s plea for its allies to condemn China’s actions in Hong Kong largely fell on deaf ears. An embarrassed Trump administration is now taking an even tougher stance on Taiwan – a decision with potentially lethal consequences.
Sourabh Gupta, Senior Fellow, Institute for China-America Studies
Jun 13, 2020
The 2020 Hong Kong Policy Act Report demonstrates that the current administration lacks nuance and understanding of the current region’s needs.
Elsie Leung, a Hong Kong politician and solicitor
Jun 09, 2020
The national security law proposed by the NPC is firmly grounded in law and will benefit of the region, notwithstanding the willful distortions of opponents who seek independence.
Zhou Xiaoming, Former Deputy Permanent Representative of China’s Mission to the UN Office in Geneva
Jun 07, 2020
Some people worry that the legislation will erode freedom of speech, press and assembly and damage the judiciary. Similar dire predictions never materialized after the handover, and these new ones will likewise prove unfounded.
Philip Cunningham, Independent Scholar
Jun 06, 2020
There is a divide among China hawks in the US, evident in the mixed messages of Trump’s May 29 speech. Concessions are made to two contending schools of thought.