In the light of Trump's trade protectionist stance, Hong Kong, as a regional trading hub, has the most to worry about.
Now, instead of being cynical about the NPCSC move, the legal professionals should ask themselves what they truly expect to gain from condoning separatism.
The Basic Law interpretation by the national legislature was both necessary and well-timed given the highly irresponsible and very offensive behavior in the Legislative Council.
When the government has difficulty in increasing supply, it has no choice but to resort to restrictive measures to curb demand. The market will take the increase in stamp duty as an indication the government has no short-term solution to the housing problem.
China-US ties has by and large moved forward over the past 8 years, and US President-elect Donald Trump should work to maintain that momentum.
No matter who becomes the next US president, the buildup of anti-globalization sentiment in the country and around the world has scarred free ports and regional trade hubs such as Hong Kong.
The two disgraced lawmakers-elect should now be banned from the Legislative Council — particularly given the great offense they have caused to so many.
A long-lasting legal proceeding could only perpetuate social cleavages and disruptions, causing immeasurable uncertainty to the future of the city.
By chance, I happened to be in the areas concerned on Hong Kong Island on Sunday evening, as thousands of street protesters made their way to various downtown locations to express their displeasure at Beijing’s interpretation of the Basic Law.
Ho Lok-sang argues that when the national interest and the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ principle are at stake, there is a strong case for the top legislature to take action.