RMIT University Professor Joe Siracusa says “there’s no doubt about it, Hong Kong is finished”.
A proposal by the Chinese Communist Party to impose national security laws on Hong Kong is the most significant attempt yet to enforce the mainland's will on the international city.
“These national security laws finish off the political freedoms the people in Hong Kong have,” he told Sky News.
“Hong Kong in terms of political freedom is dead man walking, they’re finished and they know they’re finished.”
Professor Siracusa said the US and Australia “should be thinking about whether we open our borders to Hong Kong refugees” because “this is going to get ugly”.