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 Pakistani passenger plane with almost 100 people on board has crashed in a residential area of Karachi – with reports of many casualties on the ground.
The United Nations Refugee Agency has appealed for international assistance for the crowded Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh, where the first cases of coronavirus have been recorded.
South Korea has managed to return to relative normality – the success of its track, trace and contain effort held up as a model for the rest of the world.
Many New Zealanders have praised Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s decisive leadership in the crisis.
Across Asia crowded wet markets are very much open for business.
With gatherings banned due to the coronavirus outbreak, Beijing has used the opportunity to reassert its authority in Hong Kong.
Dictators and autocrats around the world have responded to the coronavirus crisis as only they know how – with threats, repression and entrenching their own control.
In Bangladesh up to two million people could be in danger of dying from Covid-19.
A month ago, South Korea suffered what was far-and-away the biggest coronavirus outbreak outside China.
Thailand now has 25 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, and its capital Bangkok is now considered the most at-risk city in the world outside of China for spread of the infection.
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.