Breaking promises to Hong Kong could backfire on Beijing

By undermining Hong Kong's autonomy, Beijing not only threatens the country's only global financial centre, but it also damages one of its most cherished goals: reunification with Taiwan.

When Britain and China signed the joint declaration regarding the future of Hong Kong, which was supposed to guarantee the city’s autonomy and rule of law, there was a lot of uneasiness about Beijing’s ability to keep its promises.


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