US business chamber fears internet censorship in Hong Kong, urges guarantees on free flow of info

US businesses in Hong Kong fear mainland Chinese internet curbs and want local authorities to commit to the free flow of information, the head of the city’s American Chamber of Commerce said Monday.

Hong Kong has long marketed itself as an international business centre, free from China’s controls and the “Great Firewall” used to censor online content.

Tara Joseph. Photo: Bloomberg via Youtube.

But Beijing has started remoulding the city in its own authoritarian image as it cracks down on dissent following huge and often violent pro-democracy protests two years ago.


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