James Legge

James Legge is an online writer for The Independent

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In this photo taken through a tinted glass, Thomas Kwok, left, co-chairman of Hong Kong developer Sun Hung Kai Properties, is escorted by staff members from Hong Kong Correctional Services inside a van outside the High Court in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong bung scandal: tycoon guilty of bribing lawman

Thomas Kwok awaits sentencing in biggest graft case in country's history

Eni Lestari said that she'd been underpaid because of agency “fees”

Landmark court case puts plight of Hong Kong's immigrant workers in spotlight

Indonesian maid alleges horrific treatment by her employer – and it's not an isolated story

Postcard from... Macau

There’s an easy way to get around free in Macau. Just hop on any of the shuttle buses that ferry millions of annual visitors to and from casinos.

Tents line the road at the Admiralty protest site

Hong Kong protests: Occupy Central leaders surrender to police to jeers from pro-Beijing protesters

While students staging a hunger strike have written an open letter to Chief Executive Leung Chunying demanding more talks

Showdown: protesters clash with police outside the Hong Kong government complex on Monday

Hong Kong protests: Violence worsens as authorities seek to end pro-democracy demonstrations

Anger and internal conflict fester as the final clearances loom

Alex Chow, Nathan Law and Eason Chung, excluded from China

Hong Kong protests: Fifty days on, demonstrators' 'new style of protest' results in occupation 'commune'

The site in the city's political and financial hub boasts a 24-hour library, an organic vegetable patch and people weaving blankets

Postcard from... Koh Chang

The island of Koh Chang is a short boat journey into the Gulf of Thailand, an hour from the mainland and close to the border with Cambodia.

Passengers hail a taxi in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district as a British banker appears in court charged with murdering two women

Hong Kong murders: Welcome to Wan Chai, the city's dark heart where expats party with their 'Miss World'

Many drunken traders make the short trip from the financial district

Forensic police working in the Hong Kong flat where the bodies of two women were found

Hong Kong murders: Rurik Jutting charged after police find two bodies in his flat

Case immediately drew comparisons on Sunday with the Brett Easton Ellis novel American Psycho

A policeman confronts protesters in the Mong Kok shopping district of Hong Kong

Hong Kong protest talks to go ahead despite police attack on student demonstrators

Officers use pepper spray in effort to break up occupation blocking city roads

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