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From Our Own Correspondent Podcast

BBC Radio 4

News & Politics

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.

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The Great Fall of China

August 29th, 2015

Episode 715 of 817 episodes

The news behind the news. In this edition: severe turbulence in the financial markets in China: why the country's leadership makes no mention of it and the mainstream media avoids the subject; what's it like living on Little Diomede, the American island in the Bering Strait, just a few miles from Russia? Our correspondent has been talking to fishermen trying to pursue their livelihoods amid mounting tension between the two superpowers; hundreds of migrants have been arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos. Some there, we find, are treating the new arrivals as business opportunities; we've been meeting some of the hermits and holy men still living in caves amid the sandy wastes and rocky mountains of the West Bank and have been touring Jamaica in search of a moonshine rum with a particularly notorious reputation.

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