Author of The People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited, Visiting Professor of Journalism at the University of Michigan

North Korea Greets Its Next Leader

wbur.org — North Korea introduced its heir apparent, Kim Jong Un, to its people in a massive military parade Sunday. The reclusive country marked the 65th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party with a celebration that was televised live -- for the first time ever -- underlining the importance of the coming-out party.

Learning your Chinese highway code

news.bbc.co.uk — My family has a poor record with driving tests. I failed mine four times in the UK. My father failed his first test for going too slowly, while my mother even managed to hit a police car on her first go. So it was with some trepidation that I faced the prospect of getting my driving licence in China.

Historic Jewish Haven In Shanghai Faces Demolition

npr.org — Part of Shanghai's Jewish history is under threat from bulldozers. The White Horse Inn, a restaurant and nightclub for Jewish refugees in the 1930s and '40s, is among a number of buildings inside the city's Jewish district set to be knocked down to make way for a widened road.

‘Staying’-An Excerpt from ‘People’s Republic of Amnesia’

chinafile.com — Zhang Ming has become used to his appearance startling small children. Skeletally thin, with cheeks sunk deep into his face, he walked gingerly across the cream-colored hotel lobby as if his limbs were made of glass. On his forehead were two large, perfectly circular purple-red bruises, one above each eye.

Hong Kong’s ‘Common Aspiration’ Is Anything But

foreignpolicy.com — In early January, the Hong Kong government released a report on the "recent community and political situation in Hong Kong:" in other words, where things stand after 2014 Hong Kong protests, which saw hundreds of thousands protesting in the city's streets for more democracy.

Scenes from Occupy Hong Kong’s Last Stand

newyorker.com — On Thursday, an argument over confetti briefly convulsed a small corner of the encampment set up by Occupy Hong Kong protesters in Hong Kong's Admiralty district. Tiny silver hexagons carpeted the tarmac between colorful tents that demonstrators had pitched on one of the city's key expressways, and some people were accusing those scattering the glitter of trivializing a serious political struggle.

Tiananmen Revisited by Louisa Lim Nov 06-Dec 06, 2014(showing 1-30 of 166) entries

goodreads.com — Enter to win one of 1 free copy available. Giveaway dates from Nov 06-Dec 06, 2014. On June 4, 1989, People's Liberation Army soldiers opened fire on una...

Businessman Chosen As Hong Kong's Next Leader

npr.org — A selection committee in Hong Kong has chosen a former Cabinet chief as the southern Chinese financial hubs next leader. The voters were handpicked by Beijing. Leung Chun-ying's term will start in July. Copyright © 2012 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.

Hong Kong People!

nuzzel.com — nytimes.com - Louisa Lim - Overnight, my childhood home became a battleground. The Hong Kong streets where I grew up morphed into an alarming political flash point with riot police in gas masks firing tear-gas canisters at pro-democracy protesters, many of them defending...

Hong Kong People!

nytimes.com — Overnight, my childhood home became a battleground. The Hong Kong streets where I grew up morphed into an alarming political flash point with riot police in gas masks firing tear-gas canisters at pro-democracy protesters, many of them defending themselves from the noxious white clouds with little more than umbrellas and plastic wrap.
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May 23, 2015

RT @JohnsonFreese: @limlouisa Georgetown spelled university wrong on its 2011 commencement program #worstspellinggoofs

May 23, 2015

RT @tomgrundy: SCMP: HK's June 4 vigil will also support mainland Chinese arrested for supporting Occupy scmp.com/news/hong-kong… pic.twitter.com/XCSzUuXmjl

May 23, 2015

RT @stegersaurus: A group of surveyors publish statement in wenweipo 26yrs ago in support of tiananmen students. Name in box: CY Leung pic.twitter.com/NQeT50oVSA

May 23, 2015

@ClancyReports @stegersaurus @nytimes Still, how many pairs of eyes missed this? Should not happen

May 22, 2015

Tatler asks "How posh is your body?" Also article on eligible marquesses. #clichealert via… ift.tt/1ca1P7o pic.twitter.com/uAwI9w6OQo

May 22, 2015

RT @jwassers: James Meek wins Orwell prize 4 political writing gu.com/p/495d5/stw (I was rooting 4 @limlouisa but Meek's comments in story very smart)

May 22, 2015

RT @petemartin7: "Spending a few days recently in Britain, I was struck by just how parochial it has become" says @FareedZakaria washingtonpost.com/opinions/brita…

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