The ink’s barely dry on Beijing’s new National Security Law for Hong Kong and already it’s all coming to a head. US tech giants Facebook and Google are among those announcing they’re “pausing” their co-operation with Hong Kong authorities after Monday’s announcement that police in that former British territory have been granted vastly expanded powers to conduct warrantless raids and surveillance. François Picard’s panel reflects on the cautious silence of other corporate giants and in particular the banks.
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