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Hong Kong security law

Wall Street execs' trip to Hong Kong summit slammed as 'whitewash'

Activists, U.S. lawmakers say event with John Lee will legitimize security clampdown

U.S. lawmakers have warned that international bankers risk legitimizing "the swift dismantling of Hong Kong's autonomy, free press, and the rule of law by Hong Kong authorities acting along with the Chinese Communist Party."    © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Global companies need to reevaluate their engagement with the Hong Kong government, Western politicians and exiled activists say, as global finance leaders prepare to gather at a major event headlined by the territory's sanctioned leader.

Senior executives from global banks including JPMorgan Chase, HSBC, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are scheduled to appear at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority's Global Financial Leaders' Investment Summit next Wednesday.

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