Jonathan Cheng

Jonathan Cheng


Seoul Bureau Chief @WSJ. Tweets on N. Korea, S. Korea, Samsung and K-pop. Formerly of New York and Hong Kong bureaus.

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The West has largely spurned Myanmar and its de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi. For Xi Jinping, that's a Belt and Road opportunity. @felizysolo 

Swedish foreign minister to Chinese ambassador: Be very careful with your boxing metaphors.

Authorities say there are four more sickened by the Wuhan pneumonia, which has now killed two people. @Rover829 

In China, widespread surveillance—including in schools—means lots of sensitive data at risk of leaking online—as students in roughly two dozen schools in western China, many of them ethnic Tibetans, now appear to be learning firsthand. @Liz_in_Shanghai 

NYT editorial board: "This deal…encourages China’s government to orchestrate purchasing, most likely with a heavy reliance on the very state-owned enterprises the U.S. has long sought to constrain."

"The delegation, named TeamHK and comprising senior officials of the HKSAR government and major businesses, will be the largest and most high-powered Hong Kong delegation to attend the WEF in more than 20 years."

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Breaking: K-pop boy band BTS is scheduled to perform and give a three-minute speech in front of top officials and heads of state at the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week, KBS reports, citing unnamed sources.

South Korea's largest-circulation newspaper this morning: "Angry Whites Overturn America"

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"The English did not bring political democracy to Hong Kong, but they did bring the common law and its belief in and practices for subjecting government to the rule of law." @jeromeacohen 

Just FYI, satellite imagery suggests N. Korea is continuing to upgrade its nuclear enrichment facility. @38NorthNK 

The power of the BTS fandom: After T-shirt controversy, an ambitious examination of what happened, what didn't and how it played out—by "ordinary BTS fans who believe in the power of knowledge and discussion."

No Tillerson? No problem. S. Korea's foreign minister, originally scheduled to meet Rex in Washington, will meet Ivanka instead.

And here it is: the English-language translation of N. Korea's latest statement, taking aim pretty clearly at John Bolton.

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