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Opinion

Hong Kong extradition plan threatens liberty, rule of law and business

Government proposal to ease sending of suspects to mainland China undermine city's values

| Hong Kong, Macao
Hong Kong demonstrators protest against the extradition law on April 28.   © Reuters

When admirers speak of the key ingredients of Hong Kong's success, they rightly cite the free flow of capital, information and talent, along with minimal and transparent regulation.

But whether Hong Kong, London or New York, a world-class financial system does not emerge from nowhere. The legal and regulatory structure within which it operates is held up by what we call the rule of law and characterized by transparency, fairness and certainty.

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