Funny? US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew (left) and Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang attend the opening session of economic talks in Washington. Photo: Xinhua Funny? US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew (left) and Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang attend the opening session of economic talks in Washington. Photo: Xinhua
Funny? US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew (left) and Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang attend the opening session of economic talks in Washington. Photo: Xinhua
Patrick Boehler
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Patrick Boehler

Chinese vice-premier's gay marriage joke at US summit applauded at home

Funny? US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew (left) and Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang attend the opening session of economic talks in Washington. Photo: Xinhua Funny? US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew (left) and Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang attend the opening session of economic talks in Washington. Photo: Xinhua
Funny? US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew (left) and Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang attend the opening session of economic talks in Washington. 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