From Our Own Correspondent Podcast

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Insight, wit and analysis as BBC correspondents, journalists and writers take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines. Presented by Kate Adie and Pascale Harter.


Meeting the last Emperor of China

August 25th, 2012

Episode 267 of 807 episodes

Kate Adie hosts reports from correspondents around the world. Mark Lobel attends a memorial service for the South African miners killed by police while striking for better pay and working conditions. Mike Thompson is 'embedded' with the army in the West African Republic of Mali. Can it win back the north of the country from Islamist militants? What do people in Ecuador make of the diplomatic stand-off between their government and the UK over the Julian Assange affair? Will Grant finds out. David Willey recalls his first visit to Beijing nearly fifty years ago - an extraordinary trip where he saw Chairman Mao and briefly met the last Emperor of China. As Italians enjoy the last few days of their annual August break at the seaside Dany Mitzman reflects on the contradictory charms of the Riviera Romagnola.