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​Countries 'unlikely to follow' US hard line on security law

Published on: 09-Jun-2020

South China Morning Post
While some governments have expressed concerns about the new Hong Kong national security law, few are prepared to follow the United States in suggesting punitive action against Beijing, fearing they do not have the leverage to stand up to the world's second-largest economy. "Frankly, none of the Asean countries have the economic and political wherewithal nor the desire to irritate China over the Hong Kong issue," said Dylan Loh, an assistant professor at NTU in Singapore.

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