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The Debate

All over for Hong Kong? China orders corporations to comply with new sedition laws

THE DEBATE
THE DEBATE © FRANCE 24
By: François PICARD Follow | Alessandro XENOS

The ink's barely dry on Beijing's new National Security Law for Hong Kong and already it's all coming to a head. US tech giants Facebook and Google are among those announcing they're "pausing" their co-operation with Hong Kong authorities after Monday's announcement that police in that former British territory have been granted vastly expanded powers to conduct warrantless raids and surveillance. François Picard's panel reflects on the cautious silence of other corporate giants and in particular the banks.

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From the UK's threat to sanction Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam to the US considering a ban on Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok, what next in the showdown between Beijing and the West? 

 

Produced by Alessandro XENOS and Petros KONSTANTINIDIS.

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