Uyghurs face discrimination, religious repression and cultural suppression under heavy-handed Chinese rule in their homeland in northwestern China.
Chinese troops crushed massive, student-led pro-democracy protests in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, killing hundreds, perhaps thousands. Because of his portly bearing, China’s current leader, President Xi Jinping, is often depicted as Winnie the Pooh.
Both sides have threatened to impose tariffs, raising fears of a trade war between the world’s two largest economies.
The meeting, scheduled for next month in Singapore, was expected to focus on North Korea's nuclear program.
Liu Xia told a friend that she may “die in my home.” She has been under house arrest since her husband, dissident Liu Xiaobo, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010. He died in Chinese custody in July 2017.
But analysts say questions remain about the prospects for peace.
The Panchen Lama, Tibet’s second most-senior Buddhist monk, was taken into Chinese police custody 23 years ago and held incommunicado ever since.
Beijing has repeated called for a "political solution" to the Syrian crisis, but has vetoed numerous Security Council measures aimed at addressing the conflict - including an investigation of war crimes in the country.
Vietnam’s oil drilling project was located near the U-shaped “nine-dash line” that marks the vast area China claims in the sea.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping during an unofficial visit to Beijing. The meeting came ahead of a planned meeting between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump.
The law promotes official exchanges between Taiwan and the United States.
The death of famed physicist Stephen Hawking reminds RFA cartoonist Rebel Pepper of the passing of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who died last year. At the 2010 Nobel ceremony in Oslo, the democracy activist was represented by an empty chair because he was serving an 11-year jail term in China for “incitement to subvert state power.”