By John Ross Source: CGTN Published: 2021-03-15
John Ross was interviewed by CGTN on Mar 16, topic on opposition to UK ban on CGTN. He pointed out consequences of lack of global media diversity and challenges in current media environment.
John Ross is senior fellow of Chongyang Institute For Financial Studies at Renmin University of China.
On Aug. 19, Liu Zhiqin, said in an interview with Shenzhen TV that from the situation in Hong Kong, the United States may impose financial sanctions on some individuals and enterprises, etc., to restrict the receipt and payment of funds through SWIFT, but to kick the whole Hong Kong out of SWIFT completely is very complex and sensitive, almost impossible. Because Hong Kong belongs to the most important re-export trade and international financial center in Asia, the US has huge economic, trade and financial interests in Hong Kong, and excluding Hong Kong from SWIFT will not only affect Chinese institutions and Hong Kong, but also all international institutions in Hong Kong will be seriously affected.