Beijing’s national security law has drew international outcry, but will it make a difference? Hong Kong’s protest have been supressed and the primary pro-democracy political party has disbanded for their securtiy. MLI’s ambassador on Canada-Hong Kong policy, Nathan Law, joins Stephen Sackur on BBC’s HARDtalk to discuss the future of Hong Kong’s autonomy under the national security law and the role of the international community.
“China has to understand that there is a condition for the world to grant preferential treatment to Hong Kong,” discusses Law . “Which is Hong Kong remains highly autonomous and there is respect for one country, two systems.”
Law goes onto to discuss the local support for revoking Hong Kong’s preferential status, the balance between realpolitik and China relations, and China’s failure to liberalize.