David Pierson

David Pierson

@dhpierson

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Southeast Asia correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. Hong Kong native. Sad Mets fan. Pretty ok with durian.

Singapore
Joined on August 17, 2009
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In her review of “Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink”, by @jwassers, @myetcetera offers a local’s view of a well-contextualised look at the territory’s once-unthinkable pro-democracy demonstrations @ColumbiaGR #THEBooks
https://t.co/1UXQakMtuG https://t.co/bNZx2yNkIb

In her review of “Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink”, by @jwassers, @myetcetera offers a local’s view of a well-contextualised look at the territory’s once-unthinkable pro-democracy demonstrations @ColumbiaGR #THEBooks https://t.co/1UXQakMtuG https://t.co/bNZx2yNkIb

Quoted @chimdesires

this is so wrong.. they’re pigs https://t.co/aWebYvhMy2

This is terror https://t.co/JU4B5g2SCd

Unable to cover #Minneapolis story after ⁦@latimes ⁦@mollyhf⁩ & I + other #journalists attacked by #MinnesotaStatePolice ⁦@GovTimWalz⁩ apologizes during press conference. https://t.co/gOFJUkIuNg

Unable to cover #Minneapolis story after ⁦@latimes@mollyhf⁩ & I + other #journalists attacked by #MinnesotaStatePolice@GovTimWalz⁩ apologizes during press conference. https://t.co/gOFJUkIuNg

“There is no modern precedent for what Hong Kong could soon experience. Never has a society so intertwined with the global economy and accustomed to the freedoms of Western nations been integrated with an authoritarian communist system.” ⁦@dhpiersonhttps://t.co/cF2Pw7ZPsd

Quoted @mollyhf

Minnesota State Patrol just fired tear gas at reporters and photographers at point blank range. https://t.co/r7X6J7LKo8

Eerie similarities to Hong Kong, right @aliceysu? Be safe @mollyhf https://t.co/tHPOPtRjaV

How Hong Kongers prepare for draconian Chinese security law - by ⁦@dhpierson (who’s currently the Southeast Asia correspondent for ⁦@latimes⁩ but is a native of Hong Kong & covered the Umbrella Movement well for the paper) cc ⁦@sewellchanhttps://t.co/yYABBrdXRZ

Sam Bowman
3 days ago

I have written the case for Hong Kong 2.0 - a new city for Hong Kongers and Brits alike, here in the British Isles. https://t.co/Kk67mh9iXm

Chinese billionaire helped L.A. councilman settle sexual harassment suit, feds say https://t.co/oNzwr5CV0P

Hold on, how did I miss this? Someone suggested giving Bank of China two pandas as collateral to pay off Ocean Park’s debt? https://t.co/MiJ0JjOimL

Quoted @rljourno

Prolonged standoff between demonstrators and police here. Tear gas smell now much more heavy https://t.co/wgJyjvZmze

For the latest in Minneapolis, follow @rljourno. He's a great journalist, a local and is live on the scene. https://t.co/rhTtFOwqVX

Dozens of kids — literally kids — being dragged away one by one, handcuffed. Again the press is held back by orange tape so we can’t get too close. https://t.co/3Hl9sAPYtH

You are stupid. Go to hall. https://t.co/jIB87NSLKA

You are stupid. Go to hall. https://t.co/jIB87NSLKA

The people we met in Wuhan were complex & courageous. Some were angry at the govt. Others were disillusioned w the West. They're celebrated as heroes, victorious over the virus. But many still live in trauma, struggling w the lack of space for their pain https://t.co/kVQDqBbuYW

Quoted @damon_pang

New at #HongKongProtests: durian husks thrown on the road in Wan Chai to block roads #HongKong https://t.co/e0oKI0kkbk

New at #HongKongProtests: durian husks thrown on the road in Wan Chai to block roads 

#HongKong https://t.co/e0oKI0kkbk

Malaysians stand with Hong Kong https://t.co/qNMIOmtJZY

A shocking investigation — a animal rights activist with huge celebrity following says he battles the Asian dog trade. But witnesses tell @latimes he staged brutal videos showing dogs being killed https://t.co/amOwvxGTvX https://t.co/jZV3FOYxJt

A shocking investigation — a animal rights activist with huge celebrity following says he battles the Asian dog trade. But witnesses tell @latimes he staged brutal videos showing dogs being killed https://t.co/amOwvxGTvX https://t.co/jZV3FOYxJt

This was a brutal story to report. Proud of the work here with colleagues @PringleLATimes and @AleneTchek https://t.co/DrOUQdj0TM

“This will be a test of U.S. policy toward Hong Kong and containing China. Within Hong Kong there are people who are looking up and waiting for the U.S. to respond.” They may be severely disappointed. Latest w/⁦@dhpierson⁩ ⁦@aliceysuhttps://t.co/jijIRZ3EJ1

Quoted @dutchlordsauron

@kixes I think she raises many valid points but I didn’t like that she mentions foreign workers’ suffering almost as an accessory to the curbs on her own civil liberties. I also think it speaks a certain privilege that expats enjoy - to be largely unaffected by these curbs until now

If we want to discuss @Megankstack’s NYT Magazine piece it would be much more helpful to consider points and critique such as these, rather than “she just makes Singapore look bad”, “what about the US tho”, and “if she doesn’t like it just leave”. https://t.co/bWdRm4edX4

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