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East Asia correspondent for Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. Author of The New Cold War. Former Mideast and Russia corro, so tweets may wander.

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Just calling it a Tibetan Mastiff would have hurt the feelings of the Chinese people:

Troops carrying assault rifles = grassroots security? #xinjiang

A Audi. Engine flamed out. Help me with the caption?

I can't think of a greater waste of the NSA's time... (China Daily: "US stole Chinese statistics") -

Lijiang Airport. Smoking room. Anti-paedophilia message?

Pervez Musharraf in happier times:

China censors appear to have missed fact cover of Time magazine was designed by ...

Billboard featuring Peng Liyuan, China's First Lady, raising AIDS awareness in Urumqi:

The green light says my TV is on... #watchingBBConJune4

Allegedly, it's noon in Beijing. #smogmeetsstorm

And then your boss makes you crawl on your hands and knees in a public square "as part of a stress test":

Only takeaway from museum of "War to Defeat US Aggression and Defend Korea" - how much Kim Jong-un really looks like his grandpa:

Peeking over the border. Tractors in the fields near Sinuiju, North Korea:

The bridge to nowhere? Construction appears stalled on new bridge over Yalu River:

The contrast. Foreground, China. Top right, North Korea:

One night in Dandong. Celebrating Sino-North Korean friendship...

Tiananmen Square, early Xi Jinping Era:

Take that, Axl Rose. Chinese democracy in action... #redsmoke

Nexen-Cnooc, as seen by the China Daily:

Guizhou is the poorest province in China, but there are two Porsches outside our hotel #chinadiaries