Andy Jacobs, the Times reporter who covered Cory Booker and Manhattan night clubs, is in Beijing. Today, his China-based dateline is his first. "I’m going to be in the bureau there," said Mr. Jacobs to Media Mob, shortly before he left. "It’s not a permanent thing." He used to live in China where he taught English, and, before that, studied Mandarin at NYU. "I’m still pretty good. It’s one of those languages that I was there long enough that I got it imprinted in my head."
It’s getting crowded over there, it seems to us! Which is something we’ll be looking into.