China Delays Extending Its Anti-Sanctions Law to Hong Kong -- For Now
MIN READAug 20, 2021 | 20:04 GMT
People walk past an electronic display showing Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index in the city’s central district on Feb. 26, 2021.
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Chinese lawmakers’ move to delay a decision on extending its anti-foreign sanctions law to Hong Kong signals an intent to avoid unduly jeopardizing the city’s status as a hub for foreign businesses. On Aug. 20, China’s National People’s Congress decided to postpone a planned vote on whether to implement the mainland’s sweeping anti-sanctions legislation in Hong Kong. This followed weeks of leaks and statements by Hong Kong officials that appeared to confirm the measures would be rolled out in the city....