The economic consequences


A continuation of anti-government protests in Hong KongOpens a New Window. – which shut down one of the world’s busiest airports – may have “catastrophic” economic consequencesOpens a New Window., experts warn.

All departing flights were canceled on Monday, leaving people stranded, thanks to a demonstration involving thousands – the latest in a string of recent uprisings in Hong Kong. Leadership from mainland China said the protesters had begun to “show signs of terrorism.”

With protests expected to continue, experts believe it will add serious pressure to Hong Kong’s economy, which is already showing hints of distress.


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