David Pierson

David Pierson

@dhpierson

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Southeast Asia correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. Former tech reporter and China correspondent. Hong Kong native. Long suffering Mets fan.

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Joined on August 17, 2009

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Last month,@NPearlstine and I toured Huawei's campuses in Shenzhen and Dongguan and met with the company's 74-year-old founder Ren Zhengfei. The interview is included in our story out now examining the origins of the Chinese technology giant

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Once known as ‘Asia’s finest,’ Hong Kong police now stand accused of brutality. My latest from #HongKong #ExtraditionBill

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How many cha siu baos can a reporter eat while trying to write a story in Hong Kong? The answer is five.

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“Carrie Lam is politically illiterate” —Steve Tsang, a political scientist at @SOAS, on the spectacular miscalculations of a bureaucrat ostensibly appointed by Beijing to bridge the fundamental differences between Hong Kong and mainland China

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China has refused to process my application for a journalist visa. I believe this indicates a further attack on information, as China reduces access for investigative journalists. Also--I'm now looking for a new job, since I can't take up my Beijing post

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Censors have also been working assiduously to erase content of the Hong Kong rallies. Even a tune protesters sang, “Can You Hear the People Sing,” from “Les Miserables,” has been excised, reports my colleague @RobynDixon_LAT on the other side of the border

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“Resign!” It’s unclear whether Carrie Lam’s critics will get their wish. But if they do, her removal could amount to a Pyrrhic victory. Lam’s replacement could be even more unpopular. @dhpierson reports from #HongKong

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30 years ago, Asian countries rose up to oppose becoming dumping grounds for the West's used car batteries, mercury-laced concrete and other toxic trash. Now they're doing the same thing with your plastic.

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Hong Kong's leader faces pressure to resign. Will her replacement be any better?

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Replying to @antd

Quoted @Comparativist

So roughly the same number of people, and a larger proportionate share of the population, just came out demanding Carrie Lam resign as demanded an end to the Marcos dictatorship in the Philippines. Let that sink in.

So roughly the same number of people, and a larger proportionate share of the population, just came out demanding Carrie Lam resign as demanded an end to the Marcos dictatorship in the Philippines.

Let that sink in.

I’m already trying to do the comparative math

Quoted @traineek86

God view

God view

Astonishing picture of what 2m people look like in HKs streets

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she wasn't trying to placate her critics by suspending the extradition bill on the eve of a major protest. Placated they were not. 
https://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-hong-kong-protest-20190616-story.html … …

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she wasn't trying to placate her critics by suspending the extradition bill on the eve of a major protest. Placated they were not. https://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-hong-kong-protest-20190616-story.html … …

#皇帝都知太監切唔幹淨都可以搞佢老婆 #愛國愛港年青人 #HongKongers #保經濟保民生  #香港  #搞事英國人立即下台 #CarrieLam

comment from HK porn site founder: “the emperor knows that if a eunuch isn’t castrated properly he can still go after his wife.” asks people to protest tomorrow. #AntiELAB

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Carrie Lam’s stunning reversal on the extradition bill shows protesting en masse works. But Hong Kong’s autonomy remains under constant threat. My piece today with analysis from @benjaminbland https://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-hong-kong-extradition-20190615-story.html … #hongkong #antiELABhk #ExtraditionLaw

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A new kind of Hong Kong activism emerges as protesters mobilize without any leaders

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Quoted @rthk_enews

Source: government will "suspend" extradition bill https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1462989-20190615.htm …

Hong Kong:

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#HongKong leader Carrie Lam is reportedly set to make an announcement related to the controversial extradition bill on Sat. The Sing Tao newspaper reports that Lam met with pro-Beijing lawmakers in the morning.

👉 Rolling coverage: http://bit.ly/extraditionhk  #NoToChinaExtradition
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#HongKong leader Carrie Lam is reportedly set to make an announcement related to the controversial extradition bill on Sat. The Sing Tao newspaper reports that Lam met with pro-Beijing lawmakers in the morning. 👉 Rolling coverage: http://bit.ly/extraditionhk  #NoToChinaExtradition

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This is a disgraceful story. Belgian officials forced a Uighur family seeking to be reunited with their father, granted asylum in Brussels, to undertake a hugely risky trip to Beijing - and then called the Chinese cops into the embassy to remove them.

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Amid extradition bill protests, a cry: ‘Hong Kongers save Hong Kongers!’ https://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-hong-kong-extradition-protests-aftermath-20190613-story.html … @aliceysu reports on rising tensions in HK

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Top trolling from HK reporters: wearing helmets and gas masks to an indoor police press conference

Top trolling from HK reporters: wearing helmets and gas masks to an indoor police press conference

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Quoted @julianku

Apple Daily is reporting HK sources saying CCP officials signaling they will be OK with HK govt withdrawing Extradition Bill. (Unconfirmed thirdhand reporting, so of course I'm tweeting it!) https://twitter.com/RFI_Cn/status/1138808698103447552 …

This, to put it mildly, would be epic. Still hard to believe as it would set a precedent that civil disobedience works against a regime that has shown no appetite for tolerance

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