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.
A young man has been found guilty of secessionism and terrorism by a Hong Kong court – the first person to be tried under the territory’s sweeping national security law.
The ruling junta is being blamed for denying the population oxygen and medical care amid a surge of the Delta Covid variant.
This report is from Indonesia, which the International Red Cross says is “on the edge of catastrophe” as its health system is inundated by another wave of the disease.
China’s President Xi Jinping has marked the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party with a stark warning that anyone who tries to bully the country, he said, would have “their heads bashed and bloodied”.
The military takeover in Myanmar has given the Generals behind the coup full control over the country’s highly lucrative jade industry, blunting the threat of international sanctions.
Hong Kong’s biggest pro-democracy newspaper, Apple Daily, will be putting out its final edition tomorrow, in what’s being seen as a significant blow to press freedom.
Five senior staff at a pro-democracy tabloid newspaper in Hong Kong have been arrested, in another sign of the Chinese government’s crackdown on dissent. Hundreds of police were sent in to detain the editor-in-chief and four other executives at the Apple Daily, and the assets of three linked companies were also frozen. Those arrested are…
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has called for an investigation into President Rodrigo Duterte’s drugs war in the Philippines.
Hundreds of people have taken to the streets in Hong Kong to mark the anniversary of China’s crackdown in Tiananmen Square in 1989, despite a ban on gatherings.
Since the military junta seized power in Myanmar in February’s coup, violent resistance against the regime has been intensifying. Young people across the country have begun taking up arms to join the fight against their own army.
Now a hundred days since the coup, Myanmar’s military is fighting on other fronts too.
Leaders from across South East Asia have urged the head of Myanmar’s military junta to bring an end to the bloody crackdown on protestors and will appoint an envoy to mediate.
As the UN Security Council meets in an emergency session to debate the crisis, the group, styling itself as “a people’s government”, wants UN peacekeepers to be sent to stop the killing spree that followed last month’s military coup.
The United States has suspended all trade links with Myanmar amid growing global condemnation over the mass killings of pro-democracy protesters there.
Protests are continuing in Myanmar after the authorities imposed martial law in large parts of Yangon and Mandalay.