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New York Times Beijing Bureau Chief (in exile). Before in Moscow, Baghdad and DC. Author of "The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin"

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Steven Lee Myers
5 months ago
I'm honored to work with an incredible team in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong (and now, for many of us, in exile) who contributed to the coverage recognized here. @ChuBailiang @suilee @vwang3 @zhonggg @paulmozur @elsiechenyi @fu_claire and many others.
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Steven Lee Myers
7 hours ago
Christophe Dubi, the executive director of the Olympic preparations, told @tariqpanja that no subject would be off limits to the news media attending and covering the Games, but whether there will be answers remains unclear.
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16 hours ago
The contradictions of the dirtiest fossil fuel. Russia, the No. 3 coal exporter, is rushing to sell more but won't invest in mine safety because of coal's obsolesence. "This is a systemic problem when people will do anything for profit." @VALERIEin140
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“To just kind of whitewash the whole thing — ‘Nothing to see here!’— is generally problematic,” @Sarah_G_Cook said. “Collaborating with the Chinese government to suppress people’s rights is different than anything that has been done before.”
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Jonathan Cheng
2 days ago
In China, "you’re not allowed to discuss it—yet the Chinese government is busy explaining it to foreigners,' wrote one user, whose post was removed a few hours later. 'So do only foreigners…deserve an answer, while Chinese people don’t?'” @evawxiao
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Steven Lee Myers
2 days ago
“One would have to imagine, sadly, that in an opaque and patriarchal system of unchecked power these sorts of abuses are not uncommon.” How Peng Shuai's accusation opened a window on elite politics and privilege in China.
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Steven Lee Myers
3 days ago
"The N.B.A. might blunder into a humbling political crisis based on a single tweet, and rich contracts might vanish into thin air overnight, but China, the thinking went, was a potential gold mine." Now that may be changing, @andrewkeh writes
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Steven Lee Myers
4 days ago
"With the notable exception of Ukraine — control over which seems to be President Vladimir Putin’s very personal and heartfelt goal — the Kremlin is operating cautiously in a world it regards as fractured and complicated." Op-ed by @KadriLiik
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Alexandra Stevenson
5 days ago
Peng Shuai took on China's powerful sports establishment. Ppl who know her from tennis described her as independent and unwilling to be pushed around. If anyone were to break China's resistance to #MeToo, it would be her. Yet we still haven't haven't heard her voice
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Carlos Tejada
5 days ago
“Peng has always been a strong-minded person. I witnessed up close her struggles and battles with people bossing her or having authority over her tennis.”
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Steven Lee Myers
4 days ago
"Instead of persuading the world, China’s ham-handed response has become a textbook example of its inability to communicate with an audience that it can’t control through censorship and coercion." @LiYuan6's new column.
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5 days ago
"Putin has set his sights on rewriting the memory of one of the most painful times in Russia’s turbulent history: the era of the gulag, when millions of Russians toiled and died." @VALERIEin140
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New York Times World
6 days ago
As Asian countries are learning to live with the coronavirus — with the notable exception of China — several are cautiously reopening their borders and welcoming travelers as their vaccination campaigns have gained momentum.
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Steven Lee Myers
7 days ago
China's efforts to quash the crescendo of concern and anger over the treatment of Peng Shuai's accusation are not convincing many people. The WTA chairman calls for her to be allowed to leave the country or speak with him publicly.
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