Peter Popham

Peter is a foreign correspondent and feature writer with The Independent who has done long stretches in Japan, India and Italy.

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Hong Kong protests: Many return to work, but a hard core of protesters continue the struggle

‘I’m tired. When I think I’m fighting for Hong Kong, I get power again’

Pro-democracy demonstrators occupy a street in the Mong Kok district of Hong Hong, where some locals have objected to their presence and violence involving Triad gangs has erupted

Hong Kong protests: Day of reckoning dawns as pro-democracy demonstrators told to leave streets

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

Demonstrators pull at a man protesting against their occupation of the Hong Kong streets on Saturday

Hong Kong protests: Demonstrators set for backlash as China's strangulation of the Umbrella Revolution begins

Fears that Beijing may use deadly Triad attacks to end stand-off
Riot police fire tear gas on student protesters occupying streets surrounding the government headquarters in Hong Kong

Hong Kong protests: The pro-democracy demonstrators who feel time is running out

The fear they will soon be subsumed by the Chinese system has fuelled the defiance of the crowds

Tens of thousands of protesters occupied the streets of Hong Kong during China’s National Day

Hong Kong protests: The politest demonstration ever – but where do they go from here?

Despite more than four days of continuous occupation by tens of thousands, you could just about eat your chow mein off the tarmac

German painter and sculptor Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer: The German artist looking history’s horrors in the eye

He has enraged his compatriots by tackling taboos about the war. Now he comes to the Royal Academy

There was no reason to bar Qatar's female basketball team from the Asian Games

There's a time and a place for banning religious headgear, and this wasn't it

So far Ebola has caused 2,600 fatalities and infected more than 5,300 people

To stop Ebola killing thousands more, we need doctors who are willing to put their lives on the line

So far the plague has been fought almost single-handedly by one French aid agency

Isis militiamen parade in a captured Iraqi army jeep down a main road in Mosul, which the US is now targeting

Isis? What crisis? Satirists take a swing at the caliphate

World View: The hilarious songs of the Great Departed help to clear the air

Thai immigration policemen investigate Vietnamese women who were allegedly lured into becoming surrogate mothers

Thai ‘baby factory’ case draws attention once again to the ethics of surrogacy

World View: Surrogate parenting involves the commodification of the surrogate mother and the child she bears

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