Refugees who fled Myanmar into China after deadly clashes between junta forces and ethnic rebels have begun trickling back across the border, but some say they fear going home to more unrest. Video: AFP
Duke University student Grace Wang tried to mediate between clashing Chinese and Tibetan fellow students in 2008 and paid dearly for it, drawing insults and death threats that sent her family in China into hiding. But she's still speaking out, and in an interview with RFA she shares her insights on Chinese online debate.
From her birth in 1945, Burma’s icon of democracy—and the daughter of its independence hero, Gen. Aung San—seemed destined for a life of duty. Following are key milestones in the life of Burma’s Nobel peace laureate and opposition leader, sentenced this week to a further 18 months of house arrest.
Burma democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has spent 14 of the last 20 years in house arrest. On August 11, she was convicted by a prison court of breaching the terms of her detention after John Yettaw, a U.S. tourist, swam across the lake and stayed two nights at her home.
Burma remains profoundly isolated internationally, but its artists are gaining exposure—and followers—abroad.
Political tensions between Washington and Pyongyang have a long history.