Wayne Hay

Wayne Hay

"Wayne Hay has been covering the Asia/Pacific region since 2001, first with Television New Zealand before joining Al Jazeera English in 2006.

In his role at Al Jazeera, he has travelled the region extensively, reporting on everything from elections and natural disasters to surfing in Bali. More recently he covered the flooding caused by Typhoons in the Philippines and the earthquake in Padang, Indonesia in 2009. He was also given the rare opportunity to report from North Korea."

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong protests: Beijing sends warning to public

For now, China seems willing to be patient in the hope that the momentum of protests will fade, along with international attention.

Hong Kong protests: Beijing sends warning to public

Hong Kong

End of extradition bill fails to appease Hong Kong protesters

Rally organisers say the legislation’s withdrawal will be celebrated briefly but it's not enough to end China's encroachment of its autonomy.

End of extradition bill fails to appease Hong Kong protesters

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong's Lam dismisses leaked voice recording

Leader says she never planned to quit after release of recording of her saying she would resign if she had a choice.

Hong Kong's Lam dismisses leaked voice recording

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong's Carrie Lam denies trying to resign

She has downplayed a leaked audio recording of her saying if she had a choice, she would quit.

Hong Kong's Carrie Lam denies trying to resign

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong workers, students launch strike

Thousands gather in the city centre and on a university campus as mainland China issues more warnings.

Hong Kong workers, students launch strike

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong protesters disrupt airport again

The demonstrations came a day after some of the worst violence the city has seen since protests started nearly three months ago.

Hong Kong protesters disrupt airport again

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong protesters slam Cathay Pacific over sackings

They say the airline's decision to fire 20 of its staff for taking part in anti-government protests is creating a climate of fear.

Hong Kong protesters slam Cathay Pacific over sackings

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong protests: City airport blocks future rallies

Court ruling came before protesters could storm streets again.

Hong Kong protests: City airport blocks future rallies

Asia Pacific

Shanghai imposes strict new recycling rules

The government is serious about tackling China’s waste problem.

Shanghai imposes strict new recycling rules

Asia Pacific

China economy slows to lowest quarterly growth in 27 years

The greatest fear of the Communist Party is domestic political instability that could lead to its overthrow.

China economy slows to lowest quarterly growth in 27 years

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong government building in disarray after vandalism

The protesters got plenty of attention but have not achieved their goals, increasing possibility of more violence.

Hong Kong government building in disarray after vandalism

Asia Pacific

Rocket to the gods: Buddhist blast off for good luck

At this time of year parts of northeastern Thailand and neighbouring Laos are declared no-fly zones for aircraft because of rockets being launched from farms below.

Rocket to the gods: Buddhist blast off for good luck