Predictions of up to 1 million Hongkongers taking up the UK's offer of residency need more than a pinch of salt.
Chinese interference in Hong Kong's political and legal affairs is creating uncertainty about the future of the territory as an independent business centre.
Why 'one country, two systems' has failed to guarantee democratic freedoms in Hong Kong
The US removal of Hong Kong's special economic status is partly a response to China's growing use of businesses there to exert its power.
China is shifting the parameters on a number of territorial disputes with its neighbours.