Mareike Ohlberg Discusses China's National Security Law in German Merkur
GMF Senior Fellow Mareike Ohlberg spoke to German Merkur to discuss China’s National Security Law introduced in Hong Kong. Topics discussed included the consequences for the next generation of Hong Kongese, the actions and influence of the Communist Party in Hong Kong as well as in the West, and the EU’s trade-dominated dealings with China. Ohlberg noted that “from the Communist Party’s point of view, Hong Kong was a gateway window through which foreign hostile forces could fly.” She added that "of course, it was clear that the Communist Party would strike back. Few doubted that. But then it did surprise many people how radically it proceeded. What happened is ultimately the legal Tiananmen, except that legal means are used to put the democracy movement out of action. The legal tanks were rolled in."