China has charged Mr. Kovrig and Michael Spavor with espionage, a crime punishable by life in prison. Both were detained days after Canada arrested Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou
Amy QinMore details emerge abt the harsh conditions in which Michael Kovrig is being held: a tiny cell, boiled rice with an occasional boiled vegetable. He is friendly w/his 3 Chinese cell mates: “at least they’ll know that one more Canadian is also a good guy.”
After claiming some credit for the fizzling of President Trump’s rally in Oklahoma, the online armies of Korean pop music listeners are feeling prepared and empowered.
Amy QinIn a season of surprises, this storyline has been a most unexpected twist.
“They’re really, really passionate people who just fight for what they love.” Why Obsessive K-Pop Fans Are Turning Toward Political Activism
The premier’s suggestion to empower a “stall economy” and focus on low-income workers leads some to ask whether the world’s No. 2 economy is as prosperous as it seems.
Amy QinPoor Li Keqiang -- China's #2 leader went viral for pointing out that 43% of Chinese, earn a monthly income of only ~$140. He called for the revival of the street vendor economy.
Then the backlash set in. @LiYuan6
The move is the latest in the Trump administration’s efforts to impose limits on Chinese students. But many university officials say the government is paranoid, and that the United States will lose out.
Amy Qin"Officials acknowledged there was no direct evidence that pointed to wrongdoing by the students who are about to lose their visas." U.S. to Expel Chinese Graduate Students With Ties to China’s Military Schools
Faced with the spread of disease, the government is promoting using serving utensils, but resistance is strong. Sharing food with personal chopsticks is one way Chinese people express intimacy.
Amy QinThe Chinese government is calling for a revolution - a 'dining table revolution.'
In its battle to suppress the coronavirus, China has zeroed in on family-style dining and the most humble, yet beloved, of utensils: the chopstick
In her fiction she depicted “the struggle of Chinese immigrants in American society” — not the “Oriental exoticism” preferred by many publishers in the ’60s.
Amy QinPausing to reflect on the remarkable lives lost to this awful virus: I wrote about the writer Yu Lihua, whose nuanced portraits of Chinese students in America captured the rootlessness & identity crisis felt by many in the Chinese diaspora. nytimes.com/2020/05/19/wor…@bylenasun 1/
A reporter got a close-up look at how different governments handled the developing pandemic. Some were more impressive than others.
Amy QinIt's been a crazy year for all of us. I wrote something about my quarantine journey: Three Months, Two Continents and Four Stints in Quarantine (with key assists from the Girl Scouts and Din Tai Fung)
In Wuhan, where the pandemic started, the police have threatened and interrogated grieving relatives. Lawyers have been warned not to help them sue.
Amy QinIn Wuhan, where the pandemic started, the police have threatened and interrogated grieving relatives. Lawyers have been warned not to help them sue.
Coronavirus Survivors Want Answers, and China Is Silencing Them nytimes.com/2020/05/04/wor… story w/@vwang3 & @suilee
American journalists were showing the world the devastating effects of China’s botched response to the coronavirus. Now, many have been kicked out.
Amy Qin“Given the fact that it’s vital to have good information out of China right now because of coronavirus, the U.S. decision was pretty disastrous timing.” - @meghara
The U.S. Tried to Teach China a Lesson About the Media. It Backfired. @benyt
In the six days after top Chinese officials secretly determined they likely were facing a pandemic from a new coronavirus, the city of Wuhan at the epicenter of the disease hosted a mass banquet...
Amy QinThis investigation by @AP is huge: “Everybody in the country in the infectious disease field knew something was going on...They were anticipating it.” China didn't warn public of likely pandemic for 6 key days
Officials are trying to curb expressions of grief and control the narrative amid skepticism about the true size of the Coronavirus death toll.
Amy QinIn Wuhan, Chinese officials have assigned minders to the relatives of coronavirus victims to follow them as they pick burial plots, claim their loved ones’ ashes & bury them. “Where is the dignity after death?” asked one relative. “Where is the humanity?”
Amy QinFor the CCP, even grief is a potential threat to stability that needs to be controlled. In Wuhan, officials are pushing families to bury the dead quickly & quietly, to forget & move on. But many are fighting to preserve the memory of their loved ones. 1/
Amy QinDevastating Caixin report from a funeral home in Wuhan where residents waited for hours on Thursday to collect the ashes of loved ones. Raises q's about the official death toll: lack of test kits meant many deaths went unaccounted for - but how many?