Barbara Demick

Writer

Barbara Demick, currently on book leave from the Los Angeles Times, most recently served as the bureau chief in Beijing. She was formerly bureau chief in Seoul. She joined The Times in 2001. She is the author of two books: the bestselling “Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea” and “Logavina Street: Life and Death in a Sarajevo Neighborhood.” Demick has won Britain’s Samuel Johnson Award for best nonfiction, the George Polk Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Award, as well as awards from the Asia Society and the Overseas Press Club and most recently, in 2012, Stanford University’s Shorenstein Award for best Asia reporting. She has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

 

Recent Articles

  • Trump's pick for secretary of State raises concern with aggressive comments about China

    Trump's pick for secretary of State raises concern with aggressive comments about China

    Did Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of State, misspeak or did he intend to take a stand that if implemented could be interpreted by China as an act of war? Tillerson said during his confirmation hearing Wednesday that the United States would have to block China’s...

  • 特朗普的国务卿人选发表关于中国的大胆言论, 引起更多担忧

    特朗普的国务卿人选发表关于中国的大胆言论, 引起更多担忧

    作为候选总统唐纳德·特朗普的国务卿人选, 雷克斯·蒂勒森是否犯下口误? 还是有意采取一种如果中国接受, 就可能将其理解为发动战争的立场? 在周三的确认听证会上, 蒂勒森称, 美国必须阻止中国进入人工岛屿, 中国正在建设这些人工岛屿, 用以巩固对南海的争议水域的主张。 “如果中国被允许以某种方式主导通过这些水域的条件, 对整体的全球经济来说是一种威胁, ”蒂勒森对参议院外交关系委员会说。 奥巴政府曾派出军舰, 靠近人工岛屿, 挑战北京的领土主张。美国的立场是, 它们是国际水域, 来自各个国家的船只都可以在这里自由航行。 但蒂勒森的评论让美国和中国的外交政策专家陷入困惑。 “除非华盛顿准备在南海打一场大规模战争,...

  • Trump was at home for his news conference — both literally and figuratively

    Trump was at home for his news conference — both literally and figuratively

    It might have been unprecedented for a president-elect to hold his first news conference in a luxury shopping mall, but Donald Trump was very much in his element in the swirl of pink marble and gold plating that is the lobby of Trump Tower. More composed than during the presidential debates, Trump...

  • Nearly a century after the planning started, a New York subway arrives

    Nearly a century after the planning started, a New York subway arrives

    When planning started for the Second Avenue subway, Woodrow Wilson was president of the United States and people were driving the Ford Model T. The subway fare was 5 cents. On Sunday, nearly a century later, one of the most star-crossed infrastructure projects in the United States opened to gasps...

  • This elector's vote was not up for grabs

    Obama retaliates against Russia over election meddling Jan. 12, 2017, 7:54 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: Sanctions against Russia are part of sweeping punishments announced by Obama administration Trump claims credit for...

  • Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei finds home too dangerous, but he may go to Syria

    Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei finds home too dangerous, but he may go to Syria

    It speaks volumes about the plight of rabble-rousers in China today that Ai Weiwei, the country’s most famous dissident artist, has decided that working there is too dangerous — so he wants to go to Syria. Ai, who received his passport back from Chinese authorities last year, is turning his attention...

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