We looked inside some of the tweets by @dhpierson and here's what we found interesting.
Inside 100 Tweets
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
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
Replying to @antd
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
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 … …
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
Source: government will "suspend" extradition bill https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1462989-20190615.htm …
#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
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.
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
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