The wife and children of a jailed Chinese activist are granted U.S. asylum.
The Chinese author of a novel about the Cultural Revolution wins a coveted Asian literary award.
Chinese rights lawyers and petitioners were closely watched and prevented from meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama during his visit to Beijing.
U.S. President Barack Obama calls on Beijing to restart talks with the Tibetan government-in-exile.
The Obama administration faces new calls for a more robust stance toward Pyongyang.
One of Vietnam’s leading dissidents is partially paralyzed.
Netizens split over the visiting U.S. president's calls for China to open up online.
Hundreds of bunkers are decoys, a defector says, while hundreds more contain material for a possible invasion.
Tibet's exiled spiritual leader reaches out to “ordinary Chinese.”
Court documents offer a first rare glimpse of a capital trial related to 2008 unrest in Tibet.
Several hundred Lao people detained on their way to the capital weren’t dissidents, one man says.
The China-based brother of U.S. President Barack Obama is about to publish his own memoir.
Hong Kong youths are abusing drugs earlier, and many cross into China to get them.
The owner of a shack in eastern China vows to stave off developers.
Exiled Chinese writers launch a poetry collection and call on Beijing to allow their return.
Two groups of petitioners in China protest their loss of pensions.
Residents of a northern Chinese mining town gather to protest a rise in heating costs.
China’s literati call for increased freedom as the country honors its journalists.
Chinese netizens take aim at their government's online controls.
U.S. legislators raise rights issues ahead of President Barack Obama's first state visit to China.
Scores of Tibetans protesting a Chinese company are gathered up and taken away by police.
The Lao government dismisses reports of authorities detaining a group of pro-democracy protesters.
China's longtime investment in Africa is paying off in access to the continent's mineral wealth.
More North Korean missile tests miss the mark.
They spoke up for greater freedoms in China and then traveled abroad. Now they can’t get home.
A rising number of Lao girls are being lured into Thai brothels with the promise of work.
Burmese migrant workers fall prey to traffickers with the promise of work in Thailand.
Will police in China's Sichuan province investigate a suspicious shooting in custody?
Ten years after a rare student uprising, nine people are in custody as they prepare a demonstration.
A celebrated Chinese scientist is remembered.