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Banks condemn Hong Kong violence in newspaper adverts ND


BBC News, Thursday 22nd August 2019

HSBC and Standard Chartered, two British financial services companies with large presences in Asia have taken out newspaper ads in Hong Kong criticising the ongoing protests that have rocked the region. In its newspaper advert, HSBC called for a return to civility and the rule of law. "We strongly condemn violence of any kind and the disruption caused to the communities in which our customers, staff and shareholders live," the advert read. Standard Chartered also placed ads in pro-China newspapers, stating the company strongly supports the Special Administrative Region government in maintaining social stability and safety under ‘one country, two systems’.

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