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David Pierson

David Pierson is a Southeast Asia correspondent for the Los Angeles Times in Singapore. A staff writer since 2000, he was previously based in Beijing covering China. Pierson is a native of Hong Kong and has also written on technology, agriculture and marijuana from California.
Myanmar’s top court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters journalists

The two Pulitzer prize-winning journalists for Reuters were jailed in 2017 while reporting on Myanmar's violent suppression of Rohingya Muslims.

Duterte heeds pressure to confront China as midterms approach in the Philippines

The Duterte administration has employed more friendly relations with China as a diplomatic strategy to ease simmering tensions in the South China Sea. But his country's fishermen say that’s given the Chinese coast guard license to block their access to rich fishing grounds around Scarborough Shoal.

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