My radio essay for Radio 4

At last, I made it to From Our Own Correspondent! Radio’s 4’s high-profile current affair programme is my favorite. It offers a chance for BBC’s foreign correspondents around the world to reflect on a certain event or issue. Compared to other programmes, it is far more personal and literary. I’ve long had my eye on… Continue reading My radio essay for Radio 4

A guest on the BBC”s Weekend program

For once, I had to get up early this morning for BBC World Service’s Weekend program. It’s a two hour long news and current affair program from 6.30 to 8.30 am. It always has two guests, who comment on the events in the past week. I am one of the guests. And the other one… Continue reading A guest on the BBC”s Weekend program

my oped on animal cruelty in China

My latest piece about animal cruelty in China, calling for animal protection law. A word of warning, you may find some parts – the horrific killing of a pregnant cat and my blowing up toads for fun as a child – disturbing. My younger daughter Kirsty who edited the piece before publication urged me not… Continue reading my oped on animal cruelty in China