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

@spectator  Kim Il Sung biographer @bradleykmartin  says my book 'The Great Successor' contains "rare gems " about Kim Jong Un. His thoughtful review in the Asia Times here: .

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Hmmm, some huge news from greater China missing from the front page of the People’s Daily today....

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An incredible piece of reporting — through ObGyn visits and waters breaking and childbirth and breastfeeding — beautifully and sensitively told by @schmidtsam7 : A non-binary person becomes a mother.

Amazing photos from @SCMPNews  as protesters take over the streets of Hong Kong for the 11th weekend in a row

During my recent trip to Dandong, I bought this wooden version of the Liaoning, China’s first aircraft carrier, complete with three fighter jets and a helicopter, all attached to the deck with magnets. Cost me $8. No, you can’t have it.

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Amazon is the latest international company in Chinese netizens’ crosshairs: it is selling T-shirts with slogans such as "Free Hong Kong, Democracy Now” and people (on the Internet) are not happy.

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A helpful list from @qz ⁩ on what Chinese products will be hit with US tariffs when. Advice: buy your muffin ovens, crocheted suits and pacifiers now.

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Television news in New Zealand tonight 🧕 📺

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?

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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South Korea's SBS is doing a whole Game of Thrones thing with its election results

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Hong Kong airport, one of the world’s busiest international hubs, is at a standstill right now as thousands of protesters, many dressed in black, stage a sit-in. After 10 weeks of demonstrations, fears of Chinese military response are mounting.

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