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The economic consequences of the Hong Kong protests and COVID-19 pandemic (Business Leader, June 5 2020)

Jun 5, 2020

The Hong Kong Protests – what many consider a battle for continued independence – has made major news headlines around the world in 2019 and 2020 and shows no sign of stopping. In fact, this particular struggle for sovereignty has been labelled the “worst crisis in Hong Kong” since 1997.

With instances of 800,000 people marching the streets with intent of peaceful protest, military police forcibly attempted to quash their efforts, escalating the violence we’ve seen media wide, ultimately causing Hong Kong to fall into recession for the first time in a decade during Q3 of 2019.

With the protests starting anew during lockdown in Hong Kong over outlawing criticism of China’s national anthem, the end to the protests are by no means in sight.

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