Beijing Bureau Chief, LA Times
Los Angeles Times Beijing bureau chief; author Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
latimes.com — DALIAN, China - Among fishermen in this historic seaport city, the danger of steering their boats near North Korean waters is well known. North Koreans took three Chinese ships and their crews hostage a year ago, and Chinese maritime officials have repeatedly warned fishing operators over the last several years that they would be slapped with heavy fines if they got too close.
latimes.com — An American woman arrives in China to retrace the steps of her deceased daughter from a video diary the daughter kept of her trip to the 2008 Beijing Olympics . A young flautist travels to Beijing to audition for a conservatory.
tealeafnation.com — One year after a very similar incident occurred in the waters between China and North Korea, North Koreans once again allegedly hijacked a Chinese fishing boat, kidnapping 16 crew members and demanding a ransom of 600,000 yuan, according to the Southern Metropolis Daily and the boat's owner, Yu Xuejun.
theatlantic.com — A little less than two years ago, the play, "Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers," came to China by way of Los Angeles, playing to mostly student audiences in small theaters in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.
cbsnews.com — The following is a script from "Three Generations of Punishment" which aired on Dec. 2, 2012 and was rebroadcast May 19, 2013. Anderson Cooper is the correspondent. Andy Court, producer. North Korea's young dictator Kim Jong Un has gotten a lot of attention lately for testing nuclear weapons and long range missiles, and threatening to attack the United States if provoked.
latimes.com — BEIJING - A Chinese fishing boat was seized by armed North Koreans who are demanding a ransom of nearly $100,000 for the release of the ship and 16 Chinese crew members. The ship known as Liaoning Ship No.
latimes.com — BEIJING - Exports of elegant Swiss watches to China have plunged. Sales of Mercedes-Benz and other premium sedans are slowing. And high-end restaurants, coming off their worst Chinese New Year festival in years, are starting to change their menus to lure ordinary families.
washingtonpost.com — SEOUL - Earlier this year, one of the most prominent North Korean defectors, Yoo Woo-sung, walked out of his apartment building here and found four South Korean government vehicles waiting for him. Authorities hauled Yoo away and arrested him on charges of espionage.
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