Behind the Barricades in Hong Kong, a Game of High-Tech Cat and Mouse—Data Sheet

Clay Chandler, filling in for Adam today. I write from Hong Kong where an uneasy calm descended this morning after the Legislative Council announced it will delay debate on a controversial proposal allowing extraditions to China’s mainland. The extradition measure is deeply unpopular here. The artless manner in which Hong Kong’s Beijing-annointed chief secretary Carrie […]

‘We Fear Confidence Will Suffer:’ Hong Kong’s Extradition Law Is Denounced as Bad for Business

A stream of protestors ebbed down Hong Kong’s central thoroughfare Sunday afternoon, crowding vehicles off of the streets and clogging up exits of the city’s subway system. The estimated 1.03 million demonstrators had turned out in the 90-degree heat to march on the headquarters of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, the city’s governing body, to protest […]

How China’s Most Popular App Spies on Users for Beijing

Greetings from Hong Kong. Clay Chandler here, filling in for Alan with our weekly Sino-Saturday edition of CEO Daily. I’ve written a lot about the wonders of WeChat, the multi-functional “super app” operated by China’s Tencent Holdings. I’m not alone in considering WeChat one of the world’s most innovative digital platforms. Launched in 2011 as […]