Washington Post

Hong Kong remains vital economic asset for Beijing, despite unrest

Foto: Anti-government protesters stand at a barricade made of trolleys during a demonstration at Hong Kong Airport, China August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato

With mainland China’s economic rise, Hong Kong is no longer the undisputed center for business and finance in the region. But it still plays an indispensable role that Beijing will be loath to undermine, according to bankers, economists and business leaders.

Pro-democracy protests that have intensified over the summer on Hong Kong’s streets have raised concerns about how far China’s Communist Party will go to quell the unrest. From a business and finance point of view, it walks a very fine line, experts say...

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