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How HK's emergency law may further worry investors

The masks ban using colonial-era legislation further damages Hong Kong's democratic credentials. With no end to the turmoil in sight, the city's financial status continues to weaken.

The Hong Kong government's new anti-mask law is not only exacerbating the long-running social unrest in the wake of the extradition bill, it is also making investors increasingly anxious about the city's growing political risks.

Announced on Friday October 4 afternoon, the new law bans people from using masks to hide their identities in public areas. It immediately prompted office staff in Hong Kong Central to come out onto the streets. Protests then broke out all over Hong Kong, shutting the entire mass transit railway MTR service for the first time ever.

Clashes continued over the weekend as tens of thousands of demonstrators again...

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