Without a conventional union history in Hong Kong, unions are being used as a tool by right-wing opportunists to advance anti-China, xenophobic policies, exploiting fears about the coronavirus.
American corporations, like the NBA and Blizzard, tell us on one hand that China is evil, but on the other hand, they do business with China. However, when the political and economic converge, the American Middle Class lashes out at the mixed messages.
Americans are struggling with cultural stuff regarding China, because they're realizing how much a world power China now is. But that genie has been out of the bottle for 20+ years, and there's no going back. The only ways to go back is something like going all in on the trade war with China, but that in and of itself would completely shift the global economic landscape.
Even then, China still has enough autonomy that the US definitely can't stop China's growth, and intensifying the China trade war would cut the US out of the biggest source of capital flow, which most American capitalist don't want. Some want the trade war to tip minor things in their favor, but none want to be removed from their overall trading position with China.
Historically, the middle class comprised of small-scale capitalists and white collar professionals. But as inequality continues to grow, the middle class has stratified itself as a cultural pseudo-class.
Many leftists will say there's a good way of implementing UBI. But on a foundational level, UBI results in middle class pacification, and an increased emphasis on consumerism.