Iain Marlow

Iain Marlow


Bloomberg @business correspondent in Hong Kong, previously India. Ex-@globeandmail AsiaPac, @SOAS, @KipProgram. imarlow1@bloomberg.net

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"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.

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Wow. Strong statement. Increased risk of "arbitrary detention" and "possible extradition to China."

David Zweig, moved to tears over his friend Michael Kovrig's letters, argues Canada should drop its principled but problematic policy on Meng Wanzhou. Although China's engaging in "hostage diplomacy," he said, it's time to do what's necessary to free them

On HK security law: "It’s deliberately vague,” says @antd . “That’s the way that the Chinese legal system works. It leaves plenty of scope for interpretation, plenty of scope for the authorities to target whoever they want.” @natlungfy  & I for @bpolitics :

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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.

Indian government advises TV networks not to broadcast anything that "promotes anti-national attitudes." In less than a week, India's government and security forces have already killed more protesters and taken more restrictive measures than Hong Kong and Beijing did in 6 months

Um, India and Pakistan are literally ringing each other's doorbells at night and then running away.

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“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:

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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.

So, India has no Covid-19 "community transmission" and wasn't invaded by China? Gotcha. Everyone move along.

Someone should try and explain to SBI the difference between a newspaper ad and a billboard.

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