News analysis

New year, new protests and problems for Hong Kong

Protesters during a rally marking the sixth month anniversary of the protests movement in Hong Kong, on Dec 12, 2019.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

HONG KONG - Despite the lull in violence in recent weeks, the ongoing unrest in Hong Kong and its drag on the economy will continue into the new year together with other related problems, analysts warn.

That's because the protesters and the government are stuck in a deadlock, they told The Straits Times, despite the withdrawal of the extradition Bill, which sparked the city's biggest political crisis, which has gone on for months.

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