The minority Hui people on China’s Hainan Island are staging round-the-clock protests demanding protection for the tombs of their Muslim ancestors, after the military began bulldozing to make way for a parachute training ground. All photos were taken in January 2009 and provided to RFA by a villager.
Burma is famous for its gems, but it also produces and exports ancient fossilized trees. See how they’re smuggled into China to be cut, polished, and sold.
Thirty years after the murderous Khmer Rouge were toppled from power, Cambodians will finally see several leaders of the regime brought to justice before an international tribunal.
On March 22, 2009, more than 90 Tibetan monks were detained after at least 100 people stormed a police station in a Tibetan-populated town in northwest China. The following is a timeline of major events in Tibet and China since protests against Beijing's rule in the Himalayan region erupted a year ago. (Source: AFP)
Months after the United States tightened sanctions on Burmese gems, the trade in Bangkok is still brisk.
China claims a U.S. Navy ship was operating illegally in China’s “exclusive economic zone.” The United States says Chinese ships surrounded and harassed their vessel in international waters.
In an interview, actor and activist Richard Gere says that, in the long run, Tibets dark time will be over.
DHARAMSALA, India: Tibetans pray for the long life of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and worry about a future without him.
Burma and Vietnam have been following China's model of Internet censorship and punishing those who try to get around the restrictions, according to a report by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists, published in December 2008. Here is the list of imprisoned journalists in these countries.
A total of 6.1 million university students are expected to graduate from Chinese colleges and universities this year. But job prospects are increasingly limited and unemployment for many is a real possibility.
In a series of pictures sent to RFA from Labrang in Gansu province, in a region known to Tibetans as Amdo, Chinese police can be seen patrolling the city during Tibetan New Year.
Chinese authorities in Tibetan-populated regions have increased security in the wake of a series of Tibetan protests and ahead of several politically sensitive dates.