What the End of One Country, Two Systems Means for Hong Kong, Taiwan and the World
May 26, 2020 | 22:06 GMT
(Rumbo a lo desconocido/SHUTTERSTOCK)
- Beijing's decision to impose a long-delayed security law on Hong Kong reflects the mainland’s growing concern with challenges to national unity.
- Hong Kong will face an acceleration of reintegration, and a more rapid erosion of its special status, while Taiwan will face increased economic and military pressure from the mainland.
- China will use its political, economic and, if need be, military might to assert its sovereignty over its periphery, including Taiwan and the South China Sea.