‘Change Through Trade Has Failed’: China Pressures Foreign Companies to Fall In Line on Protests

To help end the protests in Hong Kong, the Chinese government is pressuring foreign companies doing business in the country to toe the official position. Any firm that doesn’t can expect punishment — and even ostensibly progressive German conglomerates are playing along. By DER SPIEGEL Staff

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Author: Spiegel.de

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