Edward Wong

Edward Wong

@ewong

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Diplomatic Correspondent for The New York Times. Nieman Fellow @ Harvard. Ferris Professor of Journalism @ Princeton. 13 years reporting from China & Iraq.

Washington, DC
Joined on May 10, 2009
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Edward Wong
18 minutes ago

Quoted @hannah_natanson

Surreal, beautiful, peaceful scene outside the White House as a man sings “Lean On Me” and thousands and thousands of protesters raise lighted cellphones and join their voices with his. https://t.co/iAr0WWYc3u

Surreal, beautiful, peaceful scene outside the White House as a man sings “Lean On Me” and thousands and thousands of protesters raise lighted cellphones and join their voices with his. https://t.co/iAr0WWYc3u

But a US senator wrote an op-ed today for @nytimes that said there is an “orgy of violence” across the US, so the government should send in troops. What am I supposed to believe? https://t.co/PESnddRAcn

The White House is falsely claiming that the anti-ramming security barriers outside the  Chabad Jewish community centre in Sherman Oaks are actually weapons placed by "Antifa and professional anarchists". https://t.co/y6J7Ta0jYI
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The White House is falsely claiming that the anti-ramming security barriers outside the Chabad Jewish community centre in Sherman Oaks are actually weapons placed by "Antifa and professional anarchists". https://t.co/y6J7Ta0jYI

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Quoted @JohnDelury

It’s outrageous in and of itself. The fact that we are waking up to this in Asia on the morning of June 4th renders it stupifying.

Here is one China scholar’s perspective on the Tom Cotton op-ed about deploying US troops against Americans citizens that @nytimes opinion desk just published. https://t.co/kIp57oRKZY

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Quoted @jonathanvswan

Reports of his death are premature. Trump is furious and has been venting about Esper-even asking for names-but ppl who matter around POTUS have strongly advised against firing him now. Obviously nothing certain w Trump but based on multiple sources I‘d be surprised if it happens https://t.co/PQAOSsnKOg

Tom Cotton might be waving his hand over there in the corner. https://t.co/TCuUV49N43

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Nabil Hassan, a brave young Yemeni reporter and finalist in the Rory Peck Awards, worked with me on several stories including this one: https://t.co/00DDuguQfN. Very disturbed to hear that he was shot dead in murky circumstances in Aden a few days ago.  https://t.co/cjFXRssivT https://t.co/ejEV0bPiux

Nabil Hassan, a brave young Yemeni reporter and finalist in the Rory Peck Awards, worked with me on several stories including this one: https://t.co/00DDuguQfN. Very disturbed to hear that he was shot dead in murky circumstances in Aden a few days ago. https://t.co/cjFXRssivT https://t.co/ejEV0bPiux

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BREAKING: Prosecutors plan to change charges against officer who killed George Floyd from 3rd to 2nd-degree murder, will also charge other three officers for aiding and abetting murder https://t.co/8fLU6SHXYM

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Quoted @kaitlancollins

Esper's press conference this a.m. is not going over well at the White House, where officials were unaware of what he was going to say. He had already been on thin ice with POTUS, who had been venting about him in recent weeks, per sources to @ZcohenCNN and me.

But there are military officers who welcome Esper distancing himself from Trump’s church debacle. https://t.co/flLw1cq453

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Quoted @ewong

Trump officials are asking us to wipe from our memories what we saw Monday night. Protesters around me at St. John’s Church were coughing. They drank water & poured it over their eyes to try to get out the chemicals. There were hundreds there, and many were filming. https://t.co/hq1naVgcJG

Again, where are all the Republican voices condemning this? Hitting peaceful protestors with tear gas to stage a photo op and then lying about it. https://t.co/e0l8k1iTeH

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Edward Wong
11 hours ago

“Is it time to call Trump the f-word?” By ⁦@ishaantharoor⁩. https://t.co/7kjNcMl6DL

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Edward Wong
12 hours ago

Quoted @maggieNYT

"According to the [CDC] and Prevention: 'Riot control agents (sometimes referred to as “tear gas”) are chemical compounds that temporarily make people unable to function by causing irritation to the eyes, mouth, throat, lungs, and skin.'" https://t.co/amnoMrZW0T

Trump officials are asking us to wipe from our memories what we saw Monday night. Protesters around me at St. John’s Church were coughing. They drank water & poured it over their eyes to try to get out the chemicals. There were hundreds there, and many were filming. https://t.co/hq1naVgcJG

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Quoted @markkatches

An alarming and important thread. @TB_Times journalists were zip tied and detained last night doing their jobs, @JayCridlin in St. Pete and @divyadivyadivya in Tampa. Both identified themselves as journalists and wore badges around their necks. Police knocked Divya to the ground. https://t.co/vmBlWhEE3k

More attacks on working journalists last night. The only way any of us know what is going on outside our homes is through the work of courageous journalists, taking great risks on our behalf. #accountability #journalism #heroes https://t.co/lc67Jy49Kk

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Edward Wong
13 hours ago

Quoted @TPM

Esper Claims He Didn’t Know Trump Was Taking Him To Photo-Op, Thought They Were Going To Vandalized Bathroom https://t.co/tI6ffwj4fi https://t.co/cQTNik97uR

Esper Claims He Didn’t Know Trump Was Taking Him To Photo-Op, Thought They Were Going To Vandalized Bathroom https://t.co/tI6ffwj4fi https://t.co/cQTNik97uR

This headline https://t.co/Fg66Cn9mZQ

Quoted @CGTNOfficial

"Black lives matter and their human rights should be guaranteed," said #China's FM spokesperson on Monday, urging U.S. to eliminate racial discrimination, protect minorities https://t.co/PEqmdpw2y2 https://t.co/XW6FKjbM9I

"Black lives matter and their human rights should be guaranteed," said #China's FM spokesperson on Monday, urging U.S. to eliminate racial discrimination, protect minorities https://t.co/PEqmdpw2y2 https://t.co/XW6FKjbM9I

In case you're wondering, "black lives matter" was not the MFA's response when asked last month about reports of Africans being evicted from apartments and hotels and being denied entry into restaurants in Guangzhou. https://t.co/MibN0h0kmC

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Edward Wong
21 hours ago

A reminder that conservative columnist George Will called this week for American voters to remove Senate Republicans from their seats in the November elections to punish them for their cowardice and complicity. https://t.co/UQ9q5Nc8XH https://t.co/1pXo61ODyB

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Quoted @Redistrict

This is a rare election result that delights both parties' House leadership. Dems will view it as a rejection of white nationalism. But state Sen. Randy Feenstra (R) defeated King by calling him an ineffective ally to Trump after he was stripped of his committee assignments.

Rep. Steve King, Republican of Iowa who has been widely criticized as a racist, just lost a primary election in the 4th district. But the picture is complicated. https://t.co/PGIfUYPcIv

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James N. Miller, former under secretary of defense for policy, has published his resignation letter from the Defense Science Board in @PostOpinions. Here it is. https://t.co/rWmdHCM9di

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It was a signature moment of the US crisis — Trump & aides ordering law enforcement officers to clear protesters for a church photo-op. They opened fire w/ chemicals & flash-bang grenades. By @peterbakernyt @maggieNYT @katierogers @KannoYoungs @ktbenner. https://t.co/whcvR1xg7c

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It’s a rare night here in Washington when you feel like you have to go back to the founding documents of the nation to process what you have just seen. But after the SecDef said we must “dominate the battlespace” on America’s streets, and after peaceful demonstrators...1/4

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Esper said he believed they were going to observe the vandalized bathroom in Lafayette Square.

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