President Xi Jinping flicks three milk drops, a Mongolian new year blessing, in Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Photo: Xinhua President Xi Jinping flicks three milk drops, a Mongolian new year blessing, in Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Photo: Xinhua
President Xi Jinping flicks three milk drops, a Mongolian new year blessing, in Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Photo: Xinhua
Patrick Boehler
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President Xi Jinping flicks three milk drops, a Mongolian new year blessing, in Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Photo: Xinhua President Xi Jinping flicks three milk drops, a Mongolian new year blessing, in Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Photo: Xinhua
President Xi Jinping flicks three milk drops, a Mongolian new year blessing, in Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Photo: Xinhua
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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