Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Miller is based in Bangkok, Thailand. Before moving to Asia in 2015, he spent 12 years reporting out of London on news across the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. Jonathan has won four Royal Television Society awards and four Amnesty International TV News awards for Channel 4 News. He is the author of Duterte Harry: Fire and Fury in the Philippines, a biography of the Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, whose bloody rule he has documented for this programme.
Hong Kong police officers have brandished their guns during further unrest today – reportedly firing a warning shot into the air after they were chased by protestors with sticks and rods. The incident happened as officers used tear gas to disperse a large crowd occupying a street, while water cannons were also deployed for the…
Protesters in Hong Kong have thrown bricks and petrol bombs at riot police – who fired tear gas in response – leading to chaotic scenes outside a police station and nearby shopping mall as the two sides faced off for several hours.
The turmoil in Hong Kong has caused an unprecedented political crisis – but there’s also been a profound effect on business. As a global finance hub, Hong Kong relies on providing a stable business environment.
The Foreign Office says it is “extremely concerned” about reports a consulate employee from Hong Kong has been detained in China.
In Hong Kong, protest organisers say 1.7 million people took part in today’s pro-democracy rally almost as many as the march in June, at the start of the demonstrations.
It was a tale of two cities in Hong Kong today. On one side of the harbour, thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators chanted “Liberate Hong Kong!”
The chief executive of Hong Kong’s airline Cathay Pacific has resigned – after some of its employees took part in anti-government protests – saying the airline had been through ‘challenging weeks’. Hong Kong is braced for another weekend of trouble as China’s paramilitary police force watches from the border – and the former head of…
Donald Trump has urged the Chinese President to personally meet with protestors in Hong Kong, after weeks of violent clashes between the police and demonstrators calling for democratic reforms. China has sent its paramilitary police force to the border and today the Chinese Ambassador to the UK said his government “would not sit on its…
Hong Kong airport is once again paralysed by protesters who want to see their freedoms protected.
All flights had to be cancelled as crowds of protesters occupied Hong Kong’s main air terminal, bringing it to a standstill.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised a bright new future for the state of Kashmir that he’s had in total lockdown for the past four days.
China has issued a strong rebuke to Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters following a ninth consecutive weekend of increasingly violent demonstrations and a general strike which paralysed the city yesterday.
Riot police fired numerous rounds of tear gas to disperse crowds.
China has called for “violent protesters” in Hong Kong to be swiftly punished, blaming what it called “irresponsible people” in the West for helping create trouble in the territory.