A chronology of some of the main events in modern China-Tibet relations since 1950.
Several hundred students in Maoming city, Guangdong province, went on a rampage in the lunch room of their high school, overturning tables because the food was rotten, they claimed. An RFA listener sent this video, captured on a cell phone during the riot.
Petitioners in China are targeting the annual meetings of local parliaments in January and February to air their grievances, with the aim of having their issues brought before the National People’s Congress in March. But human rights activists warn of tighter crackdowns against the growing number of people seeking justice from the communist party.
People prayed at temples, performed rituals, and decorated streets and buildings to usher in the Lunar New Year across Asia on Jan. 26. But the mood was dampened by an economic crisis that is already taking a toll on ordinary people’s lives.
Asian Americans joined the Presidential Inauguration festivities. On the eve of President Barack Obama's inauguration, an elegant crowd of supporters gathered at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington DC for an evening of music, speeches and mingling. An Asian American presence could be seen throughout the ceremonies on January 20th.
View a selection of pictures taken by Ho Shan on Inauguration Day, January 20th 2009, as the 44th president of the United States, Barak H. Obama, was sworn in front of the Capitol.
Human trafficking shows no sign of abating. The U.S. State Department estimates that between 600,000 and 800,000 people are trafficked across international boundaries each year. Millions more are enslaved within national borders, often in brothels or forced labor camps. Corruption, poverty, and lawlessness all contribute to the problem in East Asia.
Censors in China quickly halted state television's live broadcast of Barak Obama speech on January 21st local time when they heard references to communism and dissent.
The story of the Khmer Rouge is integral to the history of modern Cambodia. This timeline spans 56 years and documents the rise and fall of the communist rulers who created one of the world's most brutal killing machines.
Forged in secrecy at the height of the Cold War, the diplomatic ties established between Washington and Beijing 30 years ago had a clear goal: countering the Soviet threat.