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Escaping China: the perilous journey of the Uighurs 22 November 2014

Nearly 300 Uighurs have been found sitting in silence on a mountain in Thailand. Asia correspondent John Sparks investigates and traces the escape route of thousands of Uighurs desperate to flee China

What's a political awakening worth? #OccupyCentral protests near end 21 November 2014

As the protest numbers dwindle, it's time to take stock. If the demonstrators decide to pack up their tents, what will they have to show for their efforts?

'Triads' behind spike in Hong Kong protest violence, gang leader claims 19 November 2014

A senior member of a one of Hong Kong's notorious gangs tells Channel 4 News triad members receive money to disrupt the protest movement and the police do not try to stop them.

Hong Kong protests at a crossroads as authorities close in 19 November 2014

Few people think the territory's leaders - or their Chinese overlords in Beijing - are going to sit down and cut a deal with the protestors, but Hong Kong has changed.

Hong Kong: last stand for the student protesters? 18 November 2014

Pro-democracy supporters struck camp in Hong Kong 52 days ago and have built themselves a village. Bailiffs have turned up to help with the government's new "removal strategy".

/ Thailand 'Thai police said they'd cut off my son's hands and feet' 24 October 2014 Channel 4 News

The father of one of the Burmese suspects accused of murdering British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller in Thailand says the pair were tortured into confessing to the crime.

Hong Kong protests: ready for talk, nothing to talk about 17 October 2014

We saw both two sides of Hong Kong's intractable political crisis through the steely eyes of the protagonists yesterday afternoon.

Hong Kong: barricades fall but expectations raised 14 October 2014

They tried to force them out with tear gas. They tried to scare them out with talk of 'dire consequences'. Now Hong Kong's police have quietly moved in to strip away barricades.

The powerful art behind Hong Kong's protests 06 October 2014

The main protest site in Hong Kong occupies a large inner-city motorway as well as side streets, bridges and squares and it has been turned into an extraordinary, open-air art gallery.

Big stakes in Hong Kong - are these the final hours? 05 October 2014

Will demonstrators return to work or stay out to prolong their protest? As China stiffens its tone, Hong Kong's chief executive mulls a momentous decision.