Nicholas Loup questions “the FT’s persistent negative image of Hong Kong” (Letters, 18 November) and declares that “Hong Kong thrives and has a bright future”.
The FT is a stalwart of free speech and freedom of the press, but it often publishes articles and letters by Chinese officials and diplomats that are, of course, propaganda and news talk.
I’m an American who enjoys the first amendment and can answer Loup’s question. As long as the Hong Kong National Security Act exists, Hong Kong does not have a “bright future”. The law is a curse for all freedom-loving people.
If Loup’s letter had criticized the Chinese government, he would have quietly disappeared.
Atlanta, GA, USA