The rule of law is key to free trade, tech and China's ability to obey the treaty they fairly and openly agreed to with Britain before the world will reflect on their government and its ability to live by the letter and spirit of the laws and agreements they enter into. So far their record in their courts on IP and government policies on Hong Kong speak for themselves. This also applies to their entrance into the WTO years back and their record of complying with regulations. Integrity and transparency are key any operation and China is fully responsible for their own record. In a world of ever increasing transparency and speed of disseminating information real time that technology has wrought, reputations can be made and destroyed faster than ever. With the tech world getting ever more complex with threats that can be buried so deep they are hard, if not almost impossible to find, the reputation and actions that people can see are more important than ever. Hong Kong and what happens their will be a window in which the Chinese can either make or break their reputation. This is why Honk Kong and what happens there will be absolutely key to the part China plays in the tech world. China has been a leading tech empire in history and I hope they can join the leaders again for the very significant contributions they can make to improve and make the world a better place for everyone.