Gina joined Breakingviews in 2016 from the Financial Times, where she was the enforcement and regulatory correspondent in Washington, most recently focused on white-collar crime and cyber security. Before that, Gina was the corporate reporter for Quartz and spent seven years at the Wall Street Journal in New York, Baghdad and Detroit, covering M&A, war and cars. She also has written a book about the Khmer Rouge, trained journalists in Iraq and written from her native Seoul.
Politicians want to swat China for ramming through draconian security laws in the restless city. The likely targets are Chinese banks. Starving them of dollars is a harsh option but risks collateral damage to foreign firms. Naming and shaming individuals is smarter and cheaper.
Corporate chiefs who left White House councils in 2017 are speaking up again over racial injustice. Their ability to challenge the president is constrained, since they still need help on trade and other issues. The value of being inside the tent, though, is less than it was.
Facebook workers and civil rights groups criticized the social network’s hands-off approach to President Trump’s inflammatory posts. Its co-founder says he’s listening, but Zuckerberg has little incentive to act. Covid-19 has boosted the company, and reduced employees’ leverage.