US Digital Editor for @TheEconomist | Previously in Beijing, Shanghai and Seoul

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This map by NetEase of naohun incidents in the press suggests that Shandong and Yunnan are two hotspots—at least for the outrageous or dangerous sort that make the news. Many more cases, in particular of sexual harassment of brides and bridesmaids, may often go unreported.
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The pictographs of the Dongba writing system are a real delight. I wrote about Chinese government efforts to revive this all-but-defunct script of the Naxi people; perhaps 600 shamans in Yunnan, Tibet and Sichuan can still read and write it. I spoke to one economist.com/china/2020/10/…
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I also want to highlight this accompanying chart, using data by @chinalabour, which daily updates a fascinating strike map of China (@CLBStrikeMap) by industry that goes back to 2011—an essential gauge in a country with no official statistics on worker protests
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In a new survey out today, almost half of 100+ manufacturing firms in Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing tell AmCham Shanghai that shutdowns due to covid-19 have already "seriously" impacted their global operations. Four in five have too few workers to run a full production line.
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The total market value of 300 or so Chinese firms listed in America is $860bn—$1.3trn if you include some depositary receipts of firms with primary listings in China or Hong Kong. Check out some rad @TheEconomist charts on what's at stake with a mooted ban economist.com/business/2019/…
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"It’s now 'normal' for journalists to have 'company' on reporting trips, Liang Yingfei, another reporter for Caixin, writes". A striking anecdote, part of a couple of stories the respected Chinese financial mag has bravely put out about harassed reporters caixinglobal.com/2018-11-20/…
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Alibaba's Jack Ma speaks about his retirement at @wef: "Two yrs ago I was not ready and the company was not ready. It's not that the company can't leave you, but that you can't leave yr company...I keep saying I don't want to die in my office. I prefer to die on the beach."
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Chinese internet celebrity and comedian Papi Jiang speaking here in Tianjin at the ⁦⁦@wef⁩ conference 🤩
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Exciting job opportunity with The Economist in Shanghai!
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Fascinating map showing some of the jobs from which women are barred in 104 countries. And not all are ancient bans: Vietnam's on women driving tractors of 50 horsepower or more came into force in 2013 economist.com/finance-and-ec…
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Among those also due to speak today at the opening ceremony for Boao: Rodrigo Duterte, António Guterres and Christine Lagarde
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The $500bn club: Tencent’s ascent | From today's Espresso @TheEconomist cms.espresso.economist.com/a…
Half of #Toutiao's users are in so-called third-tier cities and below, where most of China’s untapped smartphone potential lies #今日头条 @TheEconomist economist.com/news/business/…
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"Big Brother, it turns out, is a capitalist who wants to sell you blue jeans." @chowardchoward econ.st/2A2DKgg @TheEconomist
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Exit polls in South Korean election. Moon Jae-in with a clear lead, as expected. But Hong Joon-pyo coming in before Ahn Cheol-soo: wow
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Korea has shown that rapid growth and democracy can go hand in hand. But politics has not kept up with social change economist.com/news/asia/2172…
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A Korean artists’ collective wants to sue the government. Others are protesting with a fresh crop of art #블랙리스트 econ.st/2kK3Ls9
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At presser Ban Ki-moon still dodging questions on if he will run for president; says Choi Soon-sil scandal propelled him to "get involved"
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