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