Los Angeles Times Beijing bureau chief; author Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

Nothing Left - The New Yorker

newyorker.com — On February 23rd, a North Korean girl just shy of her seventeenth birthday walked across the frozen Tumen River into China, becoming at once a runaway and a refugee. Song-hee (as she asked to be called) is a small, moonfaced girl with a faint constellation of acne trailing across her broad forehead.

Why Did North Korea Release Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller?

newyorker.com — North Korea's government rarely does anything for free. Aid agencies working in the country are routinely asked to contribute expensive trucks and equipment. In 2005, the Pentagon suspended a search for the remains of U.S.

Ordinary Lives in North Korea: Barbara Demick: 9780385523912: Amazon.com: Books

Where is Kim Jong-un?

newyorker.com — Kim Jong-un is a most elusive man. Until a year before he became North Korea's leader, in 2011, nobody knew his age or the correct spelling of his name, and no one had seen a photograph of him as an adult.

African nations pull out of Youth Olympics in Ebola controversy

latimes.com — Saying they were unhappy about being stigmatized over fears of Ebola, some African countries have withdrawn from a youth Olympics tournament set to begin Saturday in the Chinese city of Nanjing. Nigeria said it was in the process of sending home a delegation of 19 officials and teenage athletes who had arrived in China earlier this week.

Uighurs face new, intrusive limits on their religious life

seattletimes.com — Originally published Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 6:05 AM Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times KASHGAR, China - Forget privacy. Chinese authorities here want to know what you eat and when you eat it, how you style your hair, how you dress and what songs are on your iPad or smartphone.

What happened one deadly July night in China: an ambush or a massacre?

thestar.com — BEIJING-What happened in the dead of night on a desolate road near a desert oasis in northwestern China is so shrouded in mystery that it would seem that nearly everybody who witnessed it took an oath of silence -or is dead.

Deadly clash in China: An ambush by Uighurs or a government massacre?

latimes.com — What happened in the dead of night on a desolate road near a desert oasis in northwestern China is so shrouded in mystery that it would seem that nearly everybody who witnessed it took an oath of silence - or is dead.

China imposes intrusive rules on Uighurs in Xinjiang

latimes.com — Forget privacy. Chinese authorities here want to know what you eat and when you eat it. How you style your hair, how you dress, and what songs are on your iPad or smartphone.

Earthquake in China's Yunnan province razes an estimated 22,550 houses

latimes.com — The rising death toll from a magnitude 6.1 earthquake in southwestern China's Yunnan province is putting the spotlight on the poor quality of construction in the rugged, mountainous terrain. By late Monday, 398 people were reported dead and 1,891 injured from the quake in Ludian County, 277 miles north of Kunming, the provincial capital.
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Nov 19, 2014

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Nov 16, 2014

RT @ksieff: Covering Ebola can be pretty bleak, until you see a Sierra Leonean man wearing a shirt that says "Zak's Bar Mitzvah. Dance the night away!"

Nov 16, 2014

RT @TIME: In 2013, TIME published this interview with Peter Kassig, a U.S. aid worker believed to have been killed by ISIS ti.me/1ENs9Mp

Nov 14, 2014

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