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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Employees rushed to get back to Moon Village karaoke joint in Chengdu, happy to be opening their doors after a long shutdown. They weren't back even a day before they were shut down again. Lessons from China about re-opening after coronavirus:

Devastating news for New Zealand media: The copy of the @nzlistener  that I bought before the lockdown turns out to be the last copy of a magazine I've been reading since I was a kid. Arohanui to everyone there, and at the other magazines.

Epidemiology is not an area that lends itself to thinking outside the box. Great piece from @PeterBale  for @NewsroomNZ  on the dangers of contrarian thinking when confronting a coronavirus.

China is starting to re-open, including in Wuhan. It's not going particularly well: some karaoke bars weren't open for even a day before being ordered to close up again. My latest:

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Hooray I received my @XTOTL ⁩ tea towel for becoming a member of @TheSpinoffTV ⁩. I can spot Jacinda, Jermaine and of course @toby_etc ⁩ Thanks to New Zealand’s best news site

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Another Trump administration official who doesn’t appear to know that South Korea is a democracy - a very vibrant and rowdy one at that.

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:

One of the great joys of unexpectedly being home for an extended period: listening to @SaturdayRNZ ⁩ in real time on @radionz ⁩. Always so so good

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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?

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

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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."

Wow, explosive stuff from my @washingtonpost ⁩ colleagues: the CDC was so opposed to allowing Americans infected with coronavirus flying home from Japan on the same flight as the uninfected that they demanded to be left out of the news release

All across New Zealand, cell phones just lit up with this message:

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