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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Apr 25, 2015

RT @sonnylebythebay: "... privacy is a function of liberty,"' #EdwardSnowden. "Every one of us is a potential convict," #AiWeiweiAlcatraz pic.twitter.com/Ohb7YEQGlh

Apr 25, 2015

Journalists shouldn’t lose their rights in their move to private platforms nie.mn/1O7JHNf via @NiemanLab

Apr 25, 2015

RT @Razarumi: MT @siobhanheanue: I took these photos an hour apart...when quake demolished temples before my eyes. Heartbreaking. pic.twitter.com/QoN3fHGxEl

Apr 25, 2015

@xinwenxiaojie #MakeItHappen was a much derided BBC slogan from the Greg Dyke era, along w Cut the Crap

Apr 25, 2015

Lawsuit Over Banned Memoir Asks China to Explain Censorship nyti.ms/1HBlUkF

Apr 25, 2015

RT @danielmazur: Aftershock! #Everest team is in camp 1, hanging on. #Icefall route destroyed.

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