NPR’s Sarah McCammon speaks with Primrose Riordan of the Financial Times about China’s increasingly tight grip on Hong Kong — and what it might mean for one of the world’s busiest financial centers.



SARAH MCCAMMON, HOST:

This week, Apple Daily, an independent pro-democracy newspaper in Hong Kong, was forced to shut its doors. That’s because its accounts were frozen and top editors were arrested under a Chinese national security law that many believe targets pro-democracy ideas. It’s the latest and most high-profile example of China’s tightening grip on Hong Kong, a city that’s long had independence from Beijing. It’s also home to one of the busiest financial markets in the world. So what is China’s long game for an area that has enjoyed and apparently benefited from relative independence from Beijing? Joining me now to talk about this is Primrose Riordan. She’s a correspondent for the…

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