This article by Michael Green, director of the Asian Studies Program, Georgetown School of Foreign Service and Evan Medeiros, Penner Family Chair in Asian Studies and the Cling Family Senior Fellow, featured in Foreign Affairs magazine, delves into the impacts of China’s new national security law on Hong Kong and the implications for Taiwan.
Is Taiwan the Next Hong Kong?
Pro-democracy protests have rocked Hong Kong for more than a year. Now, China has imposed a draconian national security law that will undermine the territory’s autonomy and, by extension, its identity. The new law is a profound tragedy for the people of Hong Kong, but unfortunately, there is little the international community can do to halt its implementation. Given how little Beijing’s crackdown in Hong Kong has cost it to date, we are concerned that Beijing will draw the wrong conclusions about the costs of future coercion against Taiwan.