In his recent essay for The Guardian, Dr. James Lin, Assistant Professor at the Jackson School of International Studies, analyzes the economic implications of China’s national security law criminalizing dissent in Hong Kong.
Lin observes that the new Chinese law applies beyond just protests — it effectively dismantles the legal institutions that insulated Hong Kong from Chinese control. This, he argues, may well erode the market protections upon which capitalism depends.
James Lin is a historian of Taiwan and its interactions with the world in the 20th century. His research examines international agrarian development, beginning with rural reform and agricultural science in China and Taiwan from the early 20th century through the postwar era, then its subsequent re-imagining during Taiwanese development missions to Africa, Asia, and Latin America from the 1950s onward.