David Pierson is a former foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. He first joined The Times in 2000 and worked primarily out of the San Fernando Valley and San Gabriel Valley offices before moving to the business staff in 2008. He served as an economics reporter in Beijing from 2009 to 2013. He then returned to Los Angeles where he covered agriculture and later technology. Pierson worked in Singapore from 2018 to 2022 and wrote extensively about Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, his native city.
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