Bloomberg @business correspondent in Hong Kong, previously India. Ex-@globeandmail AsiaPac, @SOAS, @KipProgram. email@example.com
"With legions of reporters clamoring to hear details of the law that could reshape the financial hub’s future, it quickly became clear that Hong Kong’s leader had none." @bpolitics analysis from @petemartin7 and I.
Wow. Strong statement. Increased risk of "arbitrary detention" and "possible extradition to China."
Spoke to several Hong Kong bankers, finance and insurance folks about why they came out to protest today. Almost all said police violence this week. Several mentioned violent scenes at CUHK. Said they wanted to show support for students on the front lines.
“What we can see is a pattern of escalation whereby police tactics have functioned to radicalize the population,” @cliffordstott tells @business for our story: ‘Everyone Is Angry’: How police aggression fuels Hong Kong protests, by @BlakeSchmidt and I:
A woman beside me in Central was holding a Harrod's bag in one arm and put her other hand up in the air to signal the five demands.