Anna Fifield

Anna Fifield


Beijing bureau chief for the @WashingtonPost. Author of The Great Successor: The Divinely Perfect Destiny of Brilliant Comrade Kim Jong Un.

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The @fccchina  statement on the outrageous harassment of Australian journalists @billbirtles  and @MikeSmithAFR , and the wider signals it sends to all of us here trying to report on a country that holds itself up as a world power

As my time in Beijing comes to an end, my bonkers friend @athole  made these badges to reflect my love of laoganma chili sauce, which may just be the craziest and most fitting present ever. Can you tell which one is the original spicy godmother?

US Ambassador to New Zealand @SenScottBrown ⁩ is causing consternation because he and his wife Gail refused to isolate in a hotel, as all arrivals are supposed to, after returning from Washington. But he says it’s ok because they were “very careful”

Oh hey just as an aside, this is what happens during military parades in North Korea: Kim Jong Un has his name spelled out in huge letters

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Despite Abe’s long hold on power, he failed to reach some of his signature goals: revising the pacifist Constitution installed by postwar American occupiers, and signing a peace treaty with a Russia to officially end WWII, writes @motokorich ⁩

The Trump administration said it will not join a global effort to develop, manufacture and equitably distribute a coronavirus vaccine, in part because the WHO is involved. Important story from @emilyrauhala  and @yabutaleb7 

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I didn't think the Kim-Trump story could get any weirder. I was wrong: “Kim Jong-un hit on you!” a delighted Trump told Sarah Sanders. “He did! He fucking hit on you!”

Incredible and brave reporting from @aliceysu ⁩ - who was grabbed by the throat and thrown in a police cell - about people in Inner Mongolia trying to resist new forced assimilation efforts from the Chinese government

I just closed this door for the last time — and closed the door on 20 years of reporting abroad. It’s been such a privilege to work for the @washingtonpost  and the @FinancialTimes  across many countries and with many dedicated colleagues. Forgive my sentimental tweets tonight

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Official Chinese statistics put Wuhan’s coronavirus death toll at 2,563. Evidence coming out of the city suggests it was actually more than 40,000. Our latest:

Here are some North Koreans for you. Important to remember that the people are not the same as the regime.

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Well well, Kim Jong Un’s running bodyguards are here too

And here’s EXO performing at the closing of the Olympics. So cool. I wonder what goes through the North Koreans’ minds when they see things like this?

I called for more coffee pods in my Shanghai hotel room and this is how they came to me:

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern opening her address to Parliament today: "As-salamu alaykum, peace be upon you, and peace be upon all of us."

Candlelight victory vigil in central Seoul right now: "The Republic of Korea is a democratic nation"

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