One hundred days after they set out on a protest march to Tibet, exiled Tibetans including Buddhist nuns were stopped by Indian police, on June 17 at a border town. Watch the video shot reporter Lobe Socktsang.
Tyler Chapman spent a week among Burmese refugees and exiles in Thailand in February. He found that few, if any, have found happiness in their flight from the oppression back home.
Nearly two and a half million people have been affected by a cyclone that tore through Burma on May 3rd. The military rulers have prevented international aid from reaching those in need, raising concerns that there will be a second wave of deaths from dehydration, starvation and disease. Supplies are now starting to trickle into the Irrawady Delta but for some, it's already too late. Video: AFP
China now forecasts that the death toll from a devastating May 12 earthquake could reach 50,000, with damage up to U.S. $20 billion. Residents in some of the worst-hit areas photographed the damage and relief efforts in recent days and sent these images to RFA’s Cantonese service.
A veteran journalist finds Maymo, formerly a sleepy Burmese hill station, is now a key element in the junta's efforts to shore up the military and develop nuclear power. It's also the nerve center of their bid to take decisive control of the Internet.
Nearly 78,000 people have died and 56,000 are missing in the wake of Burma’s devastating Cyclone Nargis, state-run media report. International aid agencies say the death toll could surge further, amid new storms, aid delays, and reports of cholera in the impoverished Southeast Asian country.
China now says more than 50,000 people may have died in a devastating earthquake in Sichuan province—as rescue workers now shift their focus from finding survivors to recovering the dead.
As Chinese authorities in Sichuan province have handed down jail terms and arrested more nuns for joining demonstrations, in Nepal Tibetan women, including nuns, clashed with police in the capital, Kathmandu, on May 12, 2008.
Monks play a pivotal role in Burma, and never more so than in times of crisis. In his reporter's diary, veteran journalist Tyler Chapman describes what he observed of this unique relationship between monks and lay citizens when he attended the Ananda Festival in Bagan this year.
In video footage shot by the opposition, Burmese people speak about having lost loved ones, about entire neighborhoods being flattened, about the first emergency camps being built.
This video shot secretly, in April 2008, in the Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture shows closed monasteries but defiant monks who speak openly about their hope for a return of the Dalai Lama.
"It's as if they want to change the way we are," said a lama about the Chinese authorities. Monks in Tibet are struggling to continue practicing their faith in the face of huge political pressure.
Guided tours to Tibet are nothing new. But in 1988, Dan Southerland recalls, a foreign correspondent could still break away from his handlers and do real reporting. It might not be so easy today.
During a month-long trip to Burma, Tyler Chapman saw how China has extended its grip on its neighbor's economy to the point where people are fed up.
In the cities and countryside of Burma, Tyler Chapman encountered heart-wrenching scenes of poverty every day of his visit in January and February, 2008.
On the occasion of the Burmese new year, we salute the people of Burma photographed earlier this year by Tyler Chapman.
Reporter Tyler Chapman travelled in Burma earlier this year and wrote a series of notebooks. He also took stunning photos of ordinary life in the most remote parts of the country. This slideshow focuses on Sittwe, a port city located on the Bay of Bengal in Western Burma.
With the Olympic torch passing through this prickly city on April 9, thousands of protesters showed up in a bid to follow on Paris and London demonstrations against China's human rights record.
From March 29, 2008 the Olympic torch travels through 22 countries to finish in Hong Kong, China on May 2nd. It starts its journey inside China, ending in Beijing on August 8th.
From Hong Kong on May 2 to Beijing on August 8, the Olympic torch will crisscross 113 Chinese cities and 29 provinces, parading the flame lit in Greece on March 24. Travel along by dragging your mouse over the provinces.
China celebrated the Olympic flame's arrival on Monday but a thick blanket of security highlighted concerns that protests over Tibet, human rights and other issues may tarnish the historic torch relay. The flame arrived from Greece on Monday morning ahead of what will be an epic journey through 19 countries, before it returns to China for a three-month tour. Video: AFP
A major earthquake struck western China. The magnitude-7.2 quake hit at 6:33 a.m. (2233 GMT Thursday), about 225 kilometers (140 miles) southeast of the city of Hotan in southwest Xinjiang province, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
About 300 Tibetans from the northeast region of India set out on March 20 on a symbolic march from Siliguri in West Bengal to the Nathu-La pass on the Indian border with Chin
Vietnam's economy is booming but its infrastructure can't keep up with the pace. The government is having to invest billions in improving roads, train links and ports to make sure growth doesn't stall. Video: AFP
Chinese authorities have locked down the Tibetan capital as witnesses report spreading demonstrations in more remote areas and a climbing death toll after security forces fired on rioting protesters, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reports.
While the rest of China races ahead to the future, Nanjie has turned its clocks back to the 1960s and become fully communist again. For residents here, everything is free—food, housing, education, clothing—but in return, they own nothing. Tributes to Chairman Mao are everywhere. The village has drawn media attention, and curious tourists from elsewhere in China.