Joshua M. Zimmerman

Joshua M. Zimmerman

Joshua M. Zimmerman is a former corporate lawyer who has advised on debt and equity financings throughout Asia. A Washington, DC native and Hong Kong resident since 1997, he joined the New York bar in 1997 and became a Hong Kong solicitor in 2011.

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The View | For all the bluster, Donald Trump’s Hong Kong sanctions may not amount to much

A sanctions war seems to be brewing between the US and China. But on closer inspection, some US measures may be rather symbolic. Notably, the Trump administration has decided against a drastic move to undermine the Hong Kong dollar peg.

3 Aug 2020 - 11:32AM

A sanctions war seems to be brewing between the US and China. But on closer inspection, some US measures may be rather symbolic. Notably, the Trump administration has decided against a drastic move to undermine the Hong Kong dollar peg.

For all the bluster, Donald Trump’s Hong Kong sanctions may not amount to much
The View | What Hong Kong’s national security law makes clear: politics trumps business

The law spells out the stakes to multinationals – comply with China’s political bottom lines and access the mainland market, or stay away. Nevertheless, any business accustomed to navigating the mainland should be able to adjust to the new reality.

9 Jul 2020 - 6:06AM

The law spells out the stakes to multinationals – comply with China’s political bottom lines and access the mainland market, or stay away. Nevertheless, any business accustomed to navigating the mainland should be able to adjust to the new reality.

What Hong Kong’s national security law makes clear: politics trumps business
Opinion | Asia has gained some perspective on the coronavirus. Europe and the US should too

Western governments should be framing a message of caution, not cancelling events, shutting everything down and feeding panic. If markets collapse, poverty will kill more people than the coronavirus.

15 Mar 2020 - 8:12PM

Western governments should be framing a message of caution, not cancelling events, shutting everything down and feeding panic. If markets collapse, poverty will kill more people than the coronavirus.

Asia has gained some perspective on the coronavirus. Europe and the US should too
Opinion | Hong Kong protests: if the government won’t agree to police conduct inquiry, the people can go it alone

A formal, independent review of police conduct, while invaluable, may be difficult for Carrie Lam’s government to order for fear of police revolt. Ordinary Hongkongers could crowdfund for a bipartisan, independent panel with marquee names in law and its enforcement.

5 Oct 2019 - 11:00AM

A formal, independent review of police conduct, while invaluable, may be difficult for Carrie Lam’s government to order for fear of police revolt. Ordinary Hongkongers could crowdfund for a bipartisan, independent panel with marquee names in law and its enforcement.

Hong Kong protests: if the government won’t agree to police conduct inquiry, the people can go it alone
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