It was an otherwise beautiful, balmy Friday in Hong Kong, if it weren’t for the cross-Channel divorce that put the world under a dark cloud of fright and disbelief.
Asia was the first to be hit by the Brexit shock wave. BBC News declared victory for the Leave vote at roughly 11:45am Hong Kong time – hours before London opened – and sent regional stock markets into a tailspin. The shares of HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank, both listed on the Hong Kong Exchange, plunged 6.5 and 9.5 per cent, respectively...
|It ended in divorce|
This article appeared in the 29 June 2016 print edition of the South China Morning Post. Read the rest of it on SCMP.com as "After Brexit, Hong Kong voters should take a careful look at what our own localist parties are really selling localist politics."
|As published in the print edition of the South China Morning Post|