On trial, he became the only defendant yet to come close to telling the truth about what happened.
In Burma, bribery, graft, and kickbacks are deeply ingrained.
The stabbing death of an ethnic Uyghur worker casts a shadow over China's original boomtown.
A Tibet scholar sees Chinese nationalism fueling Tibetan nationalist feeling as well.
The Dalai Lama visits the border region where he crossed into India from Tibet 50 years ago.
"We’re working for Tibet through our music," says Jigme, lead guitarist for the Exile Brothers band in Dharamsala, India.
Conservative columnist Robert Novak passed away on Aug. 18 at the age of 78. RFA Executive Editor Dan Southerland tells the story of a dangerous road trip with the famous commentator at the outset of the war in Cambodia in 1970.
A reporter takes an intimate look at North Korean teenagers adjusting to life in the South.
As the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Phnom Penh sheds light on horrors perpetrated by that regime thirty years ago, Dan Southerland recalls that reporters and photographers were also not spared.
Burma is known for heavy-handed Internet controls, but its children may demand greater access and openness.
At age six, Dan Southerland's son, Matthew, had heard enough to sympathize with the students protesting on the square. He drew dinosaurs representing the leadership and bird-like symbols of the students, easy prey to the much larger beasts.
On June 5, 1989 a lone man stood in front of a column of tanks and came to symbolize the Chinese people's resistance to the crackdown at Tiananmen Square. Hundreds of Chinese had been killed the day before, and, to this day, authorities would like them forgotten.
A soldier placed an army hat on a child's head, and the child happily saluted the crowd. No one knew what was coming, writes Dan Southerland, as he recalls the eve of a brutal crackdown in Beijing.
China’s economic presence in Burma is growing fast, filling in where sanctions have forced the United States and its allies out.
A year after Cyclone Nargis tore through Burma, untold thousands of victims are still homeless and grieving.
The Burmese people respect their monks more than their government, but some suspect the monks have been infiltrated by informers.
Tyler Chapman returns to Burma and writes, in a new reporter’s notebook, that hopes for reform have been snuffed out by a ruthless crackdown leaving Burmese in debilitating fear of each other.
In this personal essay, writer Maura Moynihan finds some hope for the future among Tibetans.
A writer in Dharamsala provides a personal glimpse of a youth movement now redefining Tibetan culture.
Chinese and Tibetan discuss how the international financial crisis could impact events inside Tibet and the way the Chinese leadership deals with Tibetan protests.
Wearing traditional Tibetan khatas, the ceremonial white scarves that symbolize goodwill, Chinese democrats join the Dalai Lama and exiled Tibetans in Dharamsala to commemorate 50 years of painful history.
A year after brutally suppressed protests in Tibet, quiet descends on Dharamsala, India, where exiled Tibetans unite in somber prayer.
At an international meeting, supporters of Tibet see shrinking space for talks with China.
Dharamsala has a "magical" feel, but Tibetan residents hold painful memories of prison in their former homeland.
Tibetan exile government offers China a “final chance” at talks. Many younger Tibetans call Middle Way policy a failure.
After a week of meetings, many Tibetans still support the Middle Way. Others seek independence.
The Dalai Lama's eldest brother, Gyalo Thondup, reflects on Deng Xiaoping and what went wrong for Tibet.
Eight rounds of dialogue between Tibetan envoys and Chinese Communist officials have failed. What will happen next?
BEIJING—This is my last day in Beijing. Yesterday I forgot to mention an important point about pirated goods. I didn't find any “official, licensed” Olympics items or authorized Olympics Adidas sports products among the pirated products in the Silk Market.
BEIJING—Rain pours down heavily beginning at noon. The streets are still jammed with volunteers and with foreign and local tourists. It is really difficult to walk with my umbrella around the puddles on the pavement.