The Copenhagen climate conference exposed conflicts between China and smaller developing nations.
In one of the least reported stories of the year, Mongolia is forging ahead with battles for democracy and against corruption.
On the eve of the trial of pro-democracy activist Liu Xiaobo, Bao Tong, former aide to ousted late premier Zhao Ziyang, calls for more freedom of expression in China.
A new pipeline from Central Asia serves China’s political goals.
China's environment will restrict economic growth, despite resistance to carbon caps, experts say.
Read RFA president Libby Liu's commentary on media freedom in China published by the Huffington Post on December 10, 2009.
As the global climate conference opens in Copenhagen, analysts fear China’s carbon target will be hard to verify.