How did a 13-year-old boy become a murderer?

Warren Fyfe

When he was 13 years old, Jeremiah Hill killed a man. Although Hill was a child at the time, the nature of his crime meant it was dealt with by an adult court in Florida. He pleaded guilty to murder. How did someone so young become a killer? Jeremiah Hill’s story is featured in American [...]

Richard Nixon’s historic visit to Communist China

Warren Fyfe

Richard Nixon’s 1972 visit to Communist China to meet Chairman Mao was a “geopolitical earthquake” according to former US diplomat Winston Lord, who attended the meeting between the two leaders. It ended several decades of wary relations between the US and China that had seen the two countries spar in the Korean and Vietnam wars. [...]

The mystery of the murder in the Lucky Holiday Hotel

Warren Fyfe

Five years ago, China’s most charismatic politician, Bo Xilai, was toppled from power. His disgrace allowed his great rival, Xi Jinping, to dominate the political stage in a way unseen in China since the days of Chairman Mao. All this was made possible – writes BBC China editor Carrie Gracie – by the murder of [...]