Police officers run to block protesters marching through Hanoi in a demonstration against Beijing''s claims in the South China Sea, Dec. 9, 2012. Photo: AP Police officers run to block protesters marching through Hanoi in a demonstration against Beijing''s claims in the South China Sea, Dec. 9, 2012. Photo: AP
Police officers run to block protesters marching through Hanoi in a demonstration against Beijing''s claims in the South China Sea, Dec. 9, 2012. Photo: AP
Patrick Boehler
Opinion

Opinion

Patrick Boehler

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Police officers run to block protesters marching through Hanoi in a demonstration against Beijing''s claims in the South China Sea, Dec. 9, 2012. Photo: AP Police officers run to block protesters marching through Hanoi in a demonstration against Beijing''s claims in the South China Sea, Dec. 9, 2012. Photo: AP
Police officers run to block protesters marching through Hanoi in a demonstration against Beijing''s claims in the South China Sea, Dec. 9, 2012. Photo: AP
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Patrick Boehler

Patrick Boehler

Patrick Boehler has published on China and Southeast Asia in four languages for publications in the US, Europe and Asia. After stints with Austria's ministries of defence and foreign affairs in Vienna and Beijing, he began his reporting career in Kuala Lumpur with the Malaysian online news portal Malaysiakini and, later, The Irrawaddy Magazine, a Myanmar exile publication in Thailand. He holds a doctorate in political science and has taught journalism at the University of Hong Kong. Follow him on Twitter: @mrbaopanrui