Hong Kong declares its ‘back in business’ but fears remain

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“Since the border opened there are definitely more mainland Chinese in our shops than there ever have been before.” While hundreds of Australians left Hong Kong last year, the duo are among the many who stayed. Some are even returning despite lingering concerns about how the Chinese government’s national security laws will impact the city’s legal system and individual freedoms. Security fears The Hong Kong government this month launched a lavish campaign to woo back tourists and business talent through sporting events, concerts and a PR blitz. But the launch coincided with the trial of 47 of the city’s most...