James Legge

James Legge is an online writer for The Independent

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Pro-democracy lawmakers brandish yellow umbrellas, the symbol of the Occupy Central movement, as Chun-ying (blue tie) delivers his address

Hong Kong protests: Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying warns island could yet descend into 'anarchy' if pro-democracy demonstrations continue

Lawmakers unfurled yellow umbrellas and banners saying 'shame on you' as Mr Leung made his first annual policy speech since the mass sit-ins that demanded greater freedoms in the Chinese territory

A pro-democracy protester in Macau calls for free leadership elections

Macau still part of 'one China', says President Xi Jinping

Chinese leader woos the casino city with a pair of giant pandas but reminds its citizens that he is very much in charge
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

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Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor
How to make your own Easter egg: Willie Harcourt-Cooze shares his chocolate recipes

How to make your own Easter egg

Willie Harcourt-Cooze talks about his love affair with 'cacao' - and creates an Easter egg especially for The Independent on Sunday
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef declares barbecue season open with his twist on a tradtional Easter Sunday lamb lunch

Bill Granger's twist on Easter Sunday lunch

Next weekend, our chef plans to return to his Aussie roots by firing up the barbecue
Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

The England prop relives the highs and lows of last Saturday's remarkable afternoon of Six Nations rugby
Cricket World Cup 2015: Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?

Cricket World Cup 2015

Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?
The Last Word: Justin Gatlin knows the price of everything, the value of nothing

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Justin Gatlin knows the price of everything, the value of nothing