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Hong Kong security law

Hong Kong unsafe for business, warns son of jailed media boss

Rule of law breakdown to hit foreign companies, Sebastien Lai tells U.S. Congress

Police control the crowd outside a Hong Kong court during a hearing in February on pro-democracy activists charged with conspiracy to commit subversion under the national security law.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- The son of imprisoned Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has warned multinational corporations that it is unsafe to conduct business in the Asian financial center amid China's relentless crackdown on political and civil rights.

Sebastien Lai, who lives in the U.K., delivered testimony at a U.S. congressional hearing Thursday on Hong Kong's political prisoners and legal system, discussing his father's imprisonment and the erosion of the freedoms that made the Chinese territory an attractive business hub.

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