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Activists, Foreign Powers Underestimate Beijing’s Resolve on Hong Kong: Expert

By Kyodo News 11 June 2020

HONG KONG—China is adamant that it will rein in Hong Kong by imposing a national security law to prohibit challenges to its authority, according to a China think tank adviser, but pro-democracy activists remain hopeful that foreign intervention will force China’s hand and salvage the liberal city’s freedoms.

Lau Siu-kai, vice president of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macau Studies, said China was misunderstood by foreign countries to have relinquished control over Hong Kong under the “one country, two systems” policy.

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