Emerging Myanmar
After five decades of isolation under a repressive military government, Myanmar is bounding back onto the world stage. In this series of videos, reports and slideshows, RFA looks at the conflicts and challenges facing an emerging Myanmar.

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Asia's Great Land Grab
Rising tension over land seizures is emerging as a critical issue in Asia. Well-connected business, military and government interests often prey on the poor and uneducated to reap big profits in Asia’s booming real estate markets. But, increasingly, emboldened citizens across the continent are fighting back. This special RFA report examines the changing dynamic of Asia’s Great Land Grab.

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Uyghurs: The Troubled Fate of a Minority
Relations have long been difficult between Han Chinese and Muslim Uyghurs in northwestern China’s Xinjiang region. The Chinese government speaks of waging a ‘war against terrorism,’ while the Uyghurs point to land grabs, social humiliation, and culturally punitive Chinese policies. Follow the escalation of violence in this resource-rich area in a time line from 2008 to today.

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Cambodia Election 2013
Both the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) have claimed victory in July 28 national elections, leaving the country in a political deadlock. The CNRP has said the vote was marred by irregularities and called for an independent probe. The National Election Committee has announced that the CPP won 49 percent of the vote and the CNRP 44 percent, but results for the 123-seat National Assembly have yet to be disclosed.

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Poisoned at the Source
A series of recent scandals have shaken public confidence in the safety and quality of China’s food. From deadly infant formula to the discovery of thousands of dead pigs floating in a major river near Shanghai, Chinese consumers increasingly worry whether the food on their tables is safe to eat—as do consumers and authorities in the many countries to which China exports.

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The Water Project
In Asia, one in five people already lacks access to clean water. Availability of fresh water per capita is less than half the world average, and demand is growing fast. As the situation reaches crisis level, causes are revealed: global warming, water-intensive agriculture, and population growth, but also mismanagement on a large scale.
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Tibetan Self Immolations
Numerous Tibetans, mostly monks, have set themselves on fire in the past months as a way to protest the repressive rule of the Chinese government. The Dalai Lama has stated that he does not encourage his people to continue to protest in such a drastic measure. At the same time, Beijing has responded with added security measures and arrests. However, these self immolations continue with no end in sight.
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Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
Human trafficking has become a global problem. Millions of people become victims through entrapment and exploitation. In this in-depth series, RFA reporters go into the heart of Asia's human trafficking business to document cases of this form of modern slavery.


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Disappearing River
Our Cantonese reporter traveled under cover in highly industrialized Guangdong Province to investigate the causes of pollution in the Dong River, a major tributary of the Pearl River. In less than ten years, the river has changed radically for the worse..


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Vietnam, 35 Years After the Fall
Vietnamese communities worldwide marked the 35th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. This page's features look back at how what Vietnamese call "the American War" ended and a new era began.



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Kashgar's Vanishing Memory
Chinese authorities plan to rebuild the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar to make it earthquake-proof, but a sanctuary of ancient Uyghur architecture and culture could be lost forever.



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Least-Wanted People, the Rohinga
A small, persecuted Muslim ethnic minority—in Burma for centuries but denied citizenship by the government—finds itself vulnerable and unwelcome around the world.



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Traveling Down the Mekong
The Mekong River is the longest river in Southeast Asia and supports the lives of 70 million people from Tibet to Vietnam. Our reporters undertook the journey to tell their stories in blog posts, video diaries and images.
First Place at the 2010 Society of Environmental Journalists Awards
and Winner of the 2010 Min Online Editorial & Design Finalist Award

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