As you have seen over the past 13 months, Hong Kongers have been very creative and very resilient. Even just this week, Jimmy Lai, who was arrested, detained and then released, immediately went on Twitter to do his weekly “Live chat with Jimmy Lai” and is not being silenced. Joshua Wong, whom many consider to be a high target as well, wrote an op-ed for the New York Times that was published yesterday.
I think we are seeing a society in Hong Kong that has experienced and exercised, for decades and generations, their freedom of speech and press and protest, so I don't think we will see complete silence. I think the cost will go up. The risk is already high, but I think we are already seeing people evolving in the ways they are voicing and demonstrating their resistance.