Peter Goff

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Peter Goff, who reported from China for The Irish Times: “Watching China develop and thrive in so many respects has been a privilege.”

Tense times are to be expected whenever a foreign journalist is summoned to Beijing’s ministry of foreign affairs but on this freezing day in January (...)

 A worker  attempting to remove a plate from the  front of the US consulate in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China, on July 26th. Photograph:  EPA/Alex Plavevski

Consulate watching was the national pastime in China this weekend – from the US mission in Chengdu to Beijing’s outposts in Houston, Texas, and San Fr(...)

People wearing face masks ride on a street in Beijing on Tuesday. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images

China reported zero new coronavirus deaths on Tuesday for the first time since it started publishing daily figures in January, a milestone that offers(...)

We closed our offices on Tara Street in Dublin on Sunday night to allow for a process of deep sanitation. That is complete but we will continue working remotely for now.

We’ve been doing things differently in recent days and, unusually, we’d be happier if you haven’t noticed any changes. Since the middle of last week, (...)

Residents queue for free masks in Hong Kong, China.  Photograph: EPA/Miguel Candela

After more than a month confined to their homes, members of the Irish community under lockdown in Wuhan have been informed they will not be allowed to(...)

Medical workers in protective gear talk with a woman suspected of being ill with  the coronavirus at a health station in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province, on Monday.  Photograph: Chinatopix via AP

Preparations are under way to evacuate Irish citizens trapped in the Chinese region at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak. As the death toll i(...)

The gay community in Taiwan followed the Irish same-sex marriage debate and referendum very closely and they kept in close contact with groups active in the campaign. Photograph: Ashley Pon/Bloomberg via Getty

The battle has been long and at times bitter, but Taiwan’s LGBT activists say they now feel empowered to tackle remaining discrimination where they se(...)

Continuing protests in Hong Kong have been among several threats to the Chinese economy. Photograph: Bloomberg

China’s economic growth slowed to its lowest levels in almost three decades last year, but the overriding sentiment in the corridors of power of Beij(...)

 A diver from Hong Kong’s fire services department emerges after inspecting a sewage tunnel suspected to have been used by anti-government protesters to escape Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Photograph: Laurel Chor/Getty Images

Scores of protesters were still holed up in a tense siege in a Hong Kong university on Tuesday after many surrendered overnight, including more than 2(...)

Chan Tong-kai (20): his case led to Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, proposing a wide-ranging extradition Bill, which sparked widespread pro-democracy protests.   Photograph: Mark Schiefelbein/AP

A Hong Kong murder suspect whose case sparked the city’s recent crisis has offered to return to Taiwan to hand himself in for the killing of his pregn(...)

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