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

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latimes.com — Saying they were unhappy about being stigmatized over fears of Ebola, some African countries have withdrawn from a youth Olympics tournament set to begin Saturday in the Chinese city of Nanjing.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.

96 died in recent clashes in Uighur region, China reports

latimes.com — China reported that 96 people were killed in last week's clashes in the northwestern province of Xinjiang, making it the deadliest incident of ethnic unrest in the country since 2009.

Explosion at Chinese auto parts factory kills 68, injures many more

latimes.com — At least 65 people were killed in an early morning explosion at an automobile parts factory near Shanghai that supplies General Motors, once again raising concerns about workplace safety in China. Within hours of the explosion Saturday in the Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, two executives of the Taiwanese company that owns the plant, Zhongrong Metal Products, were detained for questioning.
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Oct 29, 2014

RT @AmbassadorPower: Pic of bumping elbows—vs shaking hands—w/ Liberian Pres Sirleaf. Key part of #EbolaResponse is altering our behavior. pic.twitter.com/OcJ6bZEc6E

Oct 29, 2014

RT @AndrewJacobsNYT: Taking Back Hong Kong's Future, a strong piece of writing by teenage student activist Joshua Wong nyti.ms/1u6UVaU

Oct 27, 2014

RT @JulieMakLAT: Given glimpse into Xi Jinping's daily life, China goes gaga - Los Angeles Times dlvr.it/7LCL06 @seanzo

Oct 27, 2014

The Ebola Survivors Club-- thought immune they care for sick and orphaned. (A story to restore yr faith in humanity) fw.to/6FewoTK

Oct 27, 2014

Trying to report a story in Xinjiang, with security officers hot on her trail fw.to/O7M3bUg

Oct 23, 2014

RT @JuddLegum: Here's a pic of Ted Cruz's Deputy Chief Of Staff's ridiculous Ebola tweet, which he already deleted pic.twitter.com/av1BNczOM8

Oct 23, 2014

Sympathy for Hong Kong? Photo of Xi Jinping with umbrella wins Chinese photojournalism award. bit.ly/1z0Ourf pic.twitter.com/8chr25hscM

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