“It seems that with the help of national security law, they will essentially occupy Hong Kong. ”
According to him, in the event of such a development, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “will probably not be able to confirm that Hong Kong retains a significant degree of autonomy if this happens, sanctions will be imposed on Hong Kong and China“.
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“It is hard to imagine that Hong Kong will continue to be an Asian financial center if it is occupied by China.“, added Trump’s adviser.
O’Brien expressed confidence that in such a development large financial companies are unlikely to continue to operate in Hong Kong. According to him, many residents of this special administrative region will leave it.
“China needs the capital of other countries to develop its economy and expand its middle class“According to Trump’s adviser.”the loss of access to capital “will be a blow to the Chinese leadership.