Peter is a foreign correspondent and feature writer with The Independent who has done long stretches in Japan, India and Italy.
31 October 2014 06:25 PM
Protesters demand apology from senior banker who is also mainland politician
Twenty-five years after the Berlin Wall fell, Hungary’s PM thinks it is Western capitalism that is in its death throes
30 October 2014 06:59 PM
Despite his unpopular proposal to tax the internet, Viktor Orban is a wily, authoritarian leader succeeding in many of his aims
29 October 2014 08:09 PM
Michael Sata, the President of Zambia, died in a London hospital yesterday after a lengthy illness
Italy’s decision to end Mare Nostrum will put the lives of thousands of migrants and refugees at risk
24 October 2014 10:51 AM
Last month, 500 migrants were deliberately killed at sea. The traffickers laughed as their customers flailed and drowned before their eyes
16 October 2014 06:31 PM
Sooner or later, the Chinese will come to realise that communist autocracy has reached the end of the road
15 October 2014 07:39 PM
With little accountability, the city’s government focuses on keeping Beijing happy. But now it is time to hear citizens’ concerns
Where’s Kim Jong-un? Ill, deposed, overthrown - or just plain bored? What has really happened to North Korea's truculent young dictator?
10 October 2014 05:33 PM
North Korea’s young dictator has not been seen in public for 37 days, sparking rumours about his whereabouts which include – given the significant events that have occurred in the meantime – his possible overthrow
09 October 2014 06:33 PM
Growing affluence and education among the mainland’s middle class has produced a powerful urge for change along Hong Kong’s lines
06 October 2014 06:34 PM
‘I’m tired. When I think I’m fighting for Hong Kong, I get power again’
06 October 2014 07:30 AM
The city’s chief executive has told demonstrators to end their week-long protest after hinting that he may call in troops from the mainland to help clear the streets as Beijing watches events closely. Peter Popham reports from Hong Kong
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
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