Andrew Jacobs

Beijing correspondent for the New York Times

Andrew Jacobs appears in the following:

U.S. Opposition to Breastfeeding Resolution

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Andrew Jacobs discusses the United State's resistance to a World Health Organization resolution that aimed to promote breastfeeding and restrict the promotion of infant formula. 

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Uighur Leader Sentenced to Life in Prison

Monday, September 29, 2014

With the life sentence handed down to Uighur Leader Ilham Tohti, many say the ethnic minority group has now lost the voice of the movement.

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China's Phantom Revolution

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

A call to action went out over social networks in China, urging protests in cities across the country. China also suffers from corruption, inflation and authoritarian rule, but the government seems to have effectively squelched any potential uprising. Officials have threatened potential protesters and filled city squares with police and security agents. Correspondent for The New York Times, Andrew Jacobs is in Beijing, where, he says, the country's security apparatus has been effective in quieting the protesters.


Underreported: Uighur Update

Thursday, September 16, 2010

New York Times reporter Andrew Jacobs discusses the ongoing tensions between the Han Chinese and the Uighur population in Western China. He’ll recount the violence that erupted and killed nearly 200 people last July, and look at what’s happened since.


China's Controlled Day of Mourning for Last Week's Earthquake

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Over 2,000 people died in last week's earthquake that hit the Qinghai provence of China. Today, the country's government is asking for a day of mourning, but some aespects of the recognition of loss of life has a compulsory feel. An example: all forms of entertainment have been taken off television to run government messaging about the quake.