Nov.06 — Pauline Loong, managing director at Asia Analytica, discusses the problems facing Hong Kong, the economy and its importance to China. She speaks on “Bloomberg Markets: China Open.”

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  1. Jason Hong
    Jason Hong says:

    That steak she mentioned is peanut to China. HK is where it is….is because China allows it to be. Now after this unrest..business people will think otherwise. After listening to what she had said..i think she is not fit for her job.

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  2. Sammy Woo
    Sammy Woo says:

    Lots of haters here but none that explains why she's wrong. She maybe singing what democracy seekers support but is correct. Multi-nationals like to deal with HK because they are comfortable with HK's system. The U.S. famously made Hamid Karzai the first president of Afghanistan because he speaks English!

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  3. Mike Cheng
    Mike Cheng says:

    What is she talking about? Hong Kong has no oil, no gas, no any natural resources, even no water. Hong Kong's economy and prosperity were built on sucking blood from mainland China. Now, after mob attack, the Hong Kong economy is collapsing. The Hong Kong future is doomed.

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  4. Hu Man
    Hu Man says:

    The CCP can't afford to lose HK. HK is the only hub where the CCP can laundering money. The investors would leave HK if the CCP using excessive force to quash the protesters.

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  5. lamdawave
    lamdawave says:

    George Soros shorted the Hongkong dollar during the 1998 financial crisis. Rumor has it that China spent 600 billion US dollars to help Hongkong defend the Hongkong dollar.
    This attack on Hongkong dollar also happened recently.

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  6. RAYMOND NATERLIN
    RAYMOND NATERLIN says:

    What use is Hong Kong when it is full of brainwashed renegade youth trashing the infrastructure and no one can lay a hand on them? 7 million people to China is nothing compared to 1.4 Billion….desecrate their national flag…beat up Mandarin speakers…begging foreign powers to save them….blaming Beijing for all their frustrations …and making false accusations about human rights violations….claiming to not be Chinese ….I Think the Hong Kong Economy is History….we will see who eats the Steak…? Revenge is Sweet

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  7. babicare emanuel
    babicare emanuel says:

    HK scholars only know one song and they repeat it continues to make themselves a famous singer. they have been saying that HK is important to china, china can't live without HK. they could not able to say HK was important to China, but not anymore. they start the riot to be heard by CCP but, they were ignored. they cannot admit that they failed, but they now come to western media to spread propaganda rumors that the chinses economy will collapse soon. are they right that china's economy will collapse, only time will tell?

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  8. David Cheney
    David Cheney says:

    Hong Kong current economic growth for this quarter contracted -3% and this freaking lady said Hong Kong economic growth is not important. She must be eaten someone’s steaks as well since she is so stupid and incompetent with her expertises in financial issues.

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  9. Francis Lim
    Francis Lim says:

    Hong Kong is an Asian Financial Centre,so who would love to see it collapse and ruin?Certainly not China nor Hong Kong itself,so,it must have been some foreign entities and America is the most likely and highly suspicious rogue states,note that the Americans Congress openly support and funded those criminals protestors without guilt nor shame,why do those youngsters refuses reasoning but forces their WILL???

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  10. User
    User says:

    This woman is really NOT answering the question…

    Near term, she don't see people leaving…please research how much talent has left HK, targeted by headhunters around SEA. Similar to the brain draine during brexit. People don't want to be apart of unrest and uncertainties.

    Money leaving is not linked to unrest? deposits shifting to Singapore isn't an issue? HK people believe in HKD…where TF is she getting these facts? Head office Cambridge analyticia?

    Public infrastructure damages, impact to industries all seems OK by the sounds of her argument…as long as the 'firewall' is still here for the long run.

    Well….that firewall of common law, judiciary system, fairness, rights whatever…was diluted long before current protest..

    Hong Kong became uncompetitive to mainland port-cities since 2007. This is because the strategy China had for Hong Kong was not flavouring Hongkong's future. China was never banking on Hongkong to that THE FDI hub for its huge market.

    The competivity advantage of hk (firewall) was never China's priority. Research zhu hai initially, why did they hub sz and hk and build that bridge?..use brains pls. One country can never balance 2 systems.

    Whats happening in hk now is making it worst and plays into China plans. So be it…

    Then you have fools like her that plays along and still thinks there's a 'fire wall'.

    The yelling from her displays sounds of fusration and denial….poor thing…

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  11. Optimus Prime
    Optimus Prime says:

    This lady and her violent rioters should just go to the US and UK embassies and beg these countries to take them in to be their colonial dogs again 😂. If US and UK refuse to take them in, then try to convince them by throwing some petrol bombs at their embassies. Just do everyone a favor and leave HK.

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  12. Dashuai Li
    Dashuai Li says:

    Wait, is she a real MD or non-executive MD? From what I heard so far, she did not sound like someone at MD level, which usually requires 15 or 20 years of experience in the field.

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  13. Patson Lim
    Patson Lim says:

    most people take alot of trains thru out their lives first of all i am guilty that i have not taken much train but now i understand what it means when they say please mind the gap between the train and platform.

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  14. a xx
    a xx says:

    what is she smoking? HK is becoming more and more insignificant, why is everyone blind to the fact that China is letting HK destroy itself? they are the ugly stepchild at this point

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  15. Yong Yew Kuan Andy
    Yong Yew Kuan Andy says:

    Nobody think of HK dollars is in trouble is because they don't have enough saving to bother to care for it. If they have money to spare I am sure they would have sent it out of HK. So for her to say that it is very stable is half truth. It is stable for foreigners who does not stay there but just need the financial services offered by HK since it the window to China with low risk. As for Hong Kongers who are residing there, they don't have other options on hand as develop nation most probably will only accept sufficiently rich people to immigrate to their country bringing their wealth with with them, leaving behind the less financial fortunate Hong Kongers with the full brunt of the economic slow down and a hell of a mess.

    Singapore does not look at this situation as an advantage as this sudden insurge of monies from Hong Kong into Singapore are not categorized as "INVESTMENT" as they are just "PARKED" into their financial system on a temporary basis. Singapore is smart enough to know that this sort of money can't be capitalized as it can be easily transfered out from their financial system once HK is safe again.

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  16. Loc Huynh
    Loc Huynh says:

    A QUESTION TO ALL CHINA CCP SUPPORTERS HERE. WHY IS BEIJING'S ECONOMIC RISE UP AND UP JUST AFTER HONGKONG RETURN TO CHINA 1997. WHY IS CHINA LONG TERM A POOR DOGS BEFORE 1997? WHY WHY WHY? HONGKONG PEOPLE BECAME POOR AFTER 1997? FUCKING TELL ME WHY CHINA DOGS

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