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Sophia Yan
China Correspondent | Tweets 🇨🇳🎹🎶🥃🍱 | sophia.yan@telegraph.co.uk | DM for Proton/Signal | Then: HKG TYO DCA HNL
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John Simpson Sep 16
Old BBC anecdote: In May 1940, when leaders of all sorts of invaded countries across Europe fled to London, the King of Norway came to the BBC to be interviewed. A receptionist rang the newsroom to announce him, then asked him, ‘Who did you say you were king of, dear?’
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Sophia Yan Sep 16
Replying to @DominicRaab
. on what they discussed
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Sophia Yan Sep 16
Replying to @SecPompeo
. on what they discussed
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Sophia Yan Sep 16
Is it just me or is kind of adorable they call each other "Mike" and "Dom"? (Though I guess "Mr Secretary" would be weird.. Clearly I'm spending more time than necessary on this train of thought)
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Sophia Yan Sep 16
UK MPs have launched an inquiry into detention camps in 's Xinjiang province, likening them to the Nazi genocide of the Second World War
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Emma Gatten Sep 16
Nearly 300 Chinese vessels off the Galapagos Marine Reserve have reportedly been turning off their trackers to fish for squid, threatening damage to the local ecosystem
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Sui-Lee Wee 黄瑞黎 Sep 16
My story today: Last year, a Chinese woman was savagely beaten by her husband. To escape, she jumped from the second floor of a building, leaving her temporarily paralyzed. She filed for divorce but the court said no. 1/7
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Sophia Yan Sep 14
Replying to @sophia_yan
Key to note on this is.. Chinese state-orchestrated pressure to compel people *not* to say anything critical of China *no matter where they are including comments from foreign citizens who are outside the country*
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Sophia Yan Sep 14
Replying to @sophia_yan
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Sophia Yan Sep 14
American violinist Yi-Wen Jiang blasted by Chinese state media for his anti-Communist Party views... & loses his job, in the US. Complicated story on fallout from Chinese govt pressuring artists, athletes, academics etc to avoid comments critical of China
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The Telegraph Sep 13
Replying to @Telegraph
The Zhenhua files: Who is on the Chinese database? The database features royals, politicians, academics and more...
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The Telegraph Sep 13
⚫️A Chinese tech firm has compiled a database on tens of thousands of British figures and their children and families for the use of the country's intelligence agencies, The Telegraph can reveal 👇Read the full story:
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Michael Smith Sep 8
During the same week China barred me from leaving the country and sent security police to my home at midnight I received this lovely pop up birthday card from the nice people I deal with at the Shanghai government’s press office.
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Michael Smith Sep 8
The inside story of my last week in China. A midnight visit by security police, exit bans, consular refuge and the high stakes negotiation to secure our freedom.
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Sophia Yan Sep 9
From who rightly, v soberly notes that tit-for-tat pressure on journos means it leaves the world very much less informed - at a time when really we need more details to be as clear-eyed & level-headed as possible
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Telegraph Global Health Security Sep 8
If a vaccine is approved, then getting it to those who need it the most will be far from straightforward, experts warn |
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Bill Birtles Sep 8
Midnight police visits, embassy refuge and high level negotiations - The inside story of my hasty, unexpected and unfortunate exit from China:
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Don Weinland Sep 8
Ganzi Sichuan is a lovely area but the police harassment has been unbearable. Plainclothes cops have simply camped out in the guesthouse entryway since I arrived yesterday. If I step outside, they follow. I feel terrible that they have intimidated the Tibetan owner of this place
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Sophia Yan Sep 8
Two Australian correspondents based in have fled the country after Chinese security imposed exit bans and demanded they submit to interrogations, leading to an extraordinary diplomatic standoff
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IFJ Asia-Pacific Sep 7
on the evacuation of & from “What we are witnessing is the greatest deterioration in China’s media controls in decades and that will leave a vacuum of credible reporting at a critical time."
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