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Iain Marlow
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 1, 2020
Xi’s Hong Kong power play puts China ever more at odds with West
Minutes after reports broke that China passed a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong, Carrie Lam stood in front of a backdrop of the city’s iconic skyline for a weekly press briefing.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 21, 2020
China security law to override Hong Kong legal system
The laws will shape the future of Hong Kong, raising questions about the autonomy of a city whose status is a underpinned by its distinction from the mainland.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 15, 2020
Hong Kong pro-democracy camp fears disqualifications ahead of election
How the election unfolds may have big consequences the future of Hong Kong, which has become a key friction point between China, the U.S. and the U.K.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 23, 2020
How China pounced on Hong Kong while the world focused on COVID-19
Friday's move represents the biggest challenge yet to the 'one country, two systems” framework set up to guarantee Hong Kong's liberal institutions.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 12, 2020
Hong Kong uses coronavirus rules to stop protests even as bars fill up
Hong Kong’s central bar district returned to relative normalcy over the weekend, with crowds of revelers taking advantage of eased social distancing rules even as fresh pro-democracy protests flared across the city.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 10, 2020
Hong Kong protesters, on pause, see virus fueling movement
Prominent activist Ventus Lau stood outside a restaurant this week, handing out surgical masks and asking recipients to shout pro-democracy slogans — including the popular rallying cry "Liberate Hong Kong! Revolution of our times!"
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Jan 16, 2020
To deter China, refined 'porcupine strategy' may be more crucial to Taiwan than high-profile arms
In her first term, President Tsai Ing-wen secured more than $10 billion in high-profile U.S. weapons to defend Taiwan against China. Over the next four years, it may be more important to acquire less glamorous but nimbler weapons to prevent Beijing from considering an invasion.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Nov 13, 2019
Worsening Hong Kong violence could embolden hawks in Xi's China
For two nights last weekend, Hong Kong lawmaker Lam Cheuk-Ting slept on a fold-out mattress on the floor of his office in the Legislative Council and ate congee delivered by his staff.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 15, 2019
Hong Kong under 'de facto curfew' as subway stations shut early
Hong Kong's subway system has closed early for more than a week, effectively cutting off the main mode of transportation for millions of residents. Many are now wondering how long it will last.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Aug 17, 2019
Hong Kong's 1960s chaos holds lessons for city's besieged leaders now
It was a 5-cent fare hike for Hong Kong's iconic Star Ferry that set off the protests. Cars and buildings were set on fire. Riot police patrolled the streets. Tear gas was fired — and still the crowds kept coming.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 29, 2019
Like France's enduring Yellow Vest movement, Hong Kong protests unlikely to end anytime soon
Billy has been the butt of criticism from friends for taking part in Hong Kong's protests. Undeterred, he sees his marching days as just beginning.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Jun 3, 2019
Trump's Huawei problem: Asia doesn't want U.S. to kneecap China
Smoking cigarettes at Singapore's Shangri-La Hotel, the site of Asia's most prominent annual defense forum, members of China's military found themselves surprisingly upbeat this weekend.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / ANALYSIS
Nov 2, 2018
Sri Lanka's strongman is back, and he's brought his family too
In a compound secured by the Sri Lankan elite special task force that protects the island nation's top leaders, beneath framed photos of himself in army uniform, the brother of newly installed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is mulling a presidential run.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jun 2, 2018
Modi threads path between rising China and an uncertain U.S. at first Shangri-La Dialogue appearance
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis described India as the "fulcrum" of security in the Indo-Pacific region as he traveled this week to an annual security conference in Singapore, attended for the first time by an Indian leader.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 15, 2017
Big data, bullet trains and defense deepen India-Japan strategic ties
Many of the cargo containers passing through India's busiest port in Mumbai have a small piece of Japan Inc. attached: Devices from NEC Corp. that can be tracked as the containers rumble through the interior of Asia's third-largest economy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 11, 2017
Japanese companies find an island of calm in India's chaotic business terrain
In the desert-like scrub land of Rajasthan, beside a barren stretch of highway, an unlikely oasis appears: an island of Japan Inc.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 10, 2017
Japan's no-brand retailer Muji predicts big expansion in India after China success
A Japanese retailer famous for minimalist products and no-logo branding is betting big on India, the world's most colorful retail market, as it pushes forward with an aggressive overseas expansion.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 9, 2016
India eyes Japan nuclear deal as ties deepen on Modi visit
India says it's edging closer to a nuclear pact with Japan, which would open up one of the world's fastest expanding power markets to vendors struggling for growth after the Fukushima disaster.

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