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Asia Correspondent — Sky News
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Sky News Asia Correspondent, based in Beijing, covering stories across the region.

China's Economic Growth Falls To 25-Year Low

news.sky.com — China's growth has slowed to its lowest rate in a quarter of a century. The fall to 6.9% of the world's second largest economy will raise concern in markets around the world. The country's stock market remains volatile, with the main index briefly falling below August's lows on Monday, and hundreds of billions of dollars wiped off the value of shares in the last month alone.

The Human Cost Of China's Economic Slowdown

news.sky.com — China is expected to announce its slowest annual growth in a quarter of a century when its latest GDP figures are released overnight. The country's stock market remains volatile, with the main index briefly falling below August's lows on Monday, and hundreds of billions of dollars wiped off the value of shares in the last month alone.

Missing Bookseller Makes Tearful TV 'Confession'

news.sky.com — One of five missing Hong Kong booksellers has reappeared in a detention centre on Chinese state TV. In a tearful, televised "confession," Gui Minhai said he had voluntarily handed himself in to authorities in order to take responsibility for a fatal drink-driving incident in 2004.

'Unacceptable' If British Bookseller Abducted

news.sky.com — Hong Kong's Chief Executive has told Sky News the alleged abduction of a British bookseller from the territory would be unacceptable if proven, and that his government is placing "a great deal of emphasis" on the case. CY Leung said Hong Kong police were investigating the disappearance of Lee Bo, who has been missing since 30 December.

Sky News Crosses China's Brave Man's Bridge

news.sky.com — Up close, the bridge sways in the wind, and creaks. It's completely transparent and suspended over a steep crevasse, 180 metres above the ground. Welcome to Haohan Qiao - Brave Man's Bridge - the world's longest glass suspension bridge.

Forced Away: Reporters Barred From China Trial

news.sky.com — Sky News has filmed police in China forcibly clearing the streets of witnesses as one of the country's most prominent human rights lawyers goes on trial in Beijing. Friends and supporters of Pu Zhiqiang attempted to hold up placards defending him, and chanted "Pu Zhiqiang is innocent", before being set upon by security forces in plain clothes.
Dec 14, 2015

Another day when #China has revealed it truly rotten authoritarian core news.sky.com/story/1605576/… @skynews

Dec 14, 2015

As governments globally increasingly cozy up to the Chinese regime, they should remember how rotten it really is news.sky.com/story/1605576/…

Ex-Political Prisoner Stands In Myanmar Election

news.sky.com — Aung San Suu Kyi's story is well documented, less so those jailed alongside her. There was no house arrest for Zin Mar Aung. She was held in prison for 11 years, nine of those in solitary confinement. Her crime - protesting against the military regime of the time as a student activist.

Rebels Battle Govt Troops Ahead Of Myanmar Poll

news.sky.com — Armed rebel groups in northern Myanmar have told Sky News that conflict with government forces is intensifying ahead of the country's historic election. Despite the military-backed government's claim to have signed a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, rebel fighters said clashes are intensifying in their region, causing thousands to flee their homes.

Genocide Claim Against Myanmar Over Rohingya

news.sky.com — Accusations have been made of a systematic campaign of genocide against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. A report by Yale University has found there was strong evidence large numbers of the minority group are being deliberately persecuted by the country's government, with many killed.

North Korea: Beyond The Pomp And Propaganda

news.sky.com — Away from the propaganda and the parades in the capital‎, there is another, very different, North Korea. This is the North Korea the world's media is not invited in to film - where Mr Kim's regime is accused of systematic torture, starvation and crimes against humanity.
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Feb 09, 2016

RT @JessicaJerreat: 'We pleaded with them not to take her. I told them she recently had a baby': aunt of killed #Mexico reporter says cpj.org/x/670e

Feb 09, 2016

Sad news. Reporter Anabel Flores Salazar, who was dragged from her home in Veracruz, Mexico, on Monday, has been found dead on highway.

Jan 21, 2016

RT @SophyRidgeSky: This is key. No10: we have to weigh carefully the need to take measures in response w/ the broader need to work w/ the russians #Litvinenko

Jan 20, 2016

RT @tomphillipsin: "I have hurt the feelings of the Chinese people"- Swedish activist Peter Dahlin paraded on state TV for 'confession' pic.twitter.com/9j3uV4qZHv

Jan 17, 2016

Gui Minhai's daughter not convinced by father's "confession." twitter.com/stegersaurus/s…

Jan 17, 2016

RT @bequelin: In video "confession" Gui Minhai self-incriminates; refuses Sweden consular support; asks that no one looks into how he got back to China.

Jan 17, 2016

RT @bequelin: A very elaborate script, and a skillful mix of truths, half-truths and outright lies. twitter.com/niubi/status/6…

Jan 17, 2016

Gui Minhai seems to have changed clothes during "confession" - first in black undershirt,grey,then back to black. twitter.com/hongkongfp/sta…

Jan 17, 2016

RT @tomphillipsin: Missing Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai is missing no more. He has just appeared tonight on state run Chinese TV making 'confession'

Jan 15, 2016

In Hong Kong following up on the case of the five missing booksellers. pic.twitter.com/ELQbw6pmIe


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