Follow the Mekong River through Tibet, whose people ascribe mystical significance to its reddish banks and icy waters.
Coercion, graft, and underage recruits: Former soldiers describe widespread abuses.
The Tibetan spiritual leader meets with top U.S. lawmakers but not with President Obama, who will go to China in November.
China's Cultural Revolution was a period of enormous political and social upheaval. RFA broadcaster Zhang Min, a child at the time, recalls her experiences.
China's 60 years of Communist Rule: Chairman Mao Zedong launched the Cultural Revolution in 1966 to purge the Communist Party and regain personal control of China’s political direction.
The Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts in Dharamsala, India was established by the Dalai Lama to keep Tibet’s culture alive. The school’s senior opera master says he hopes someday to return Tibetan culture to Tibet.
Chinese history since 1949 has been marked by a series of political campaigns that have taken a heavy toll on human life. Though China has emerged as a modern world power, problems remain, particularly with regard to human rights.