Thirty years after the murderous Khmer Rouge were toppled from power, Cambodians will finally see several leaders of the regime brought to justice before an international tribunal.
On March 22, 2009, more than 90 Tibetan monks were detained after at least 100 people stormed a police station in a Tibetan-populated town in northwest China. The following is a timeline of major events in Tibet and China since protests against Beijing's rule in the Himalayan region erupted a year ago. (Source: AFP)
Months after the United States tightened sanctions on Burmese gems, the trade in Bangkok is still brisk.
China claims a U.S. Navy ship was operating illegally in China’s “exclusive economic zone.” The United States says Chinese ships surrounded and harassed their vessel in international waters.
In an interview, actor and activist Richard Gere says that, in the long run, Tibets dark time will be over.
DHARAMSALA, India: Tibetans pray for the long life of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and worry about a future without him.
Burma and Vietnam have been following China's model of Internet censorship and punishing those who try to get around the restrictions, according to a report by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists, published in December 2008. Here is the list of imprisoned journalists in these countries.
A total of 6.1 million university students are expected to graduate from Chinese colleges and universities this year. But job prospects are increasingly limited and unemployment for many is a real possibility.
In a series of pictures sent to RFA from Labrang in Gansu province, in a region known to Tibetans as Amdo, Chinese police can be seen patrolling the city during Tibetan New Year.
Chinese authorities in Tibetan-populated regions have increased security in the wake of a series of Tibetan protests and ahead of several politically sensitive dates.
North Korea is apparently preparing to launch what it calls a rocket to send a satellite into space, amid growing fears it will launch a missile instead. Here is a look at North Korea's missiles.
Kim Jong Il’s rise to power is documented in pictures, beginning with his birth in 1942 and ending with his reported stroke and apparent recovery last year.
Duch, prison chief and torturer of Cambodia's brutal Khmer Rouge regime, sits in the dock of a UN-backed genocide tribunal for the long-awaited first trial into the "Killing Fields." His few surviving victims have not forgotten the atrocities he carried out 30 years ago.
Excerpt from Laogai Research Foundation handbook detailing Yunnan prisons. Source: http://www.laogai.org/news/index.php
North Korea said on Friday, Jan. 30, that it is scrapping all agreements signed with South Korea. Following is a list of major deals and reconciliation steps between the two Koreas, which are still technically at war. Source: Reuters
North Korea said on Friday, Jan. 30, that it is scrapping all political and military deals it has struck with the South in anger at Seoul's policy of ending unconditional aid to its destitute neighbor. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of North Korea's situation.
Residents of the Dey Krahorm community, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, are evicted and witness the demolition of their dwellings.
A chronology of some of the main events in modern China-Tibet relations since 1950.
Several hundred students in Maoming city, Guangdong province, went on a rampage in the lunch room of their high school, overturning tables because the food was rotten, they claimed. An RFA listener sent this video, captured on a cell phone during the riot.
Petitioners in China are targeting the annual meetings of local parliaments in January and February to air their grievances, with the aim of having their issues brought before the National People’s Congress in March. But human rights activists warn of tighter crackdowns against the growing number of people seeking justice from the communist party.
People prayed at temples, performed rituals, and decorated streets and buildings to usher in the Lunar New Year across Asia on Jan. 26. But the mood was dampened by an economic crisis that is already taking a toll on ordinary people’s lives.
Asian Americans joined the Presidential Inauguration festivities. On the eve of President Barack Obama's inauguration, an elegant crowd of supporters gathered at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington DC for an evening of music, speeches and mingling. An Asian American presence could be seen throughout the ceremonies on January 20th.
View a selection of pictures taken by Ho Shan on Inauguration Day, January 20th 2009, as the 44th president of the United States, Barak H. Obama, was sworn in front of the Capitol.
Human trafficking shows no sign of abating. The U.S. State Department estimates that between 600,000 and 800,000 people are trafficked across international boundaries each year. Millions more are enslaved within national borders, often in brothels or forced labor camps. Corruption, poverty, and lawlessness all contribute to the problem in East Asia.
Censors in China quickly halted state television's live broadcast of Barak Obama speech on January 21st local time when they heard references to communism and dissent.
The story of the Khmer Rouge is integral to the history of modern Cambodia. This timeline spans 56 years and documents the rise and fall of the communist rulers who created one of the world's most brutal killing machines.
Forged in secrecy at the height of the Cold War, the diplomatic ties established between Washington and Beijing 30 years ago had a clear goal: countering the Soviet threat.