Witnesses in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, say fresh protests erupted there Saturday afternoon despite a massive Chinese police and paramilitary presence.
Tibetans in western China staged protests this week calling on Chinese leaders to open a dialogue with their exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.
Chinese police have arrested some 40 North Koreans in a series of raids on a border area in Liaoning province, with others detained as they tried to cross the Tumen River into China, according to authoritative Korean sources. Analysts say the upcoming Olympic Games in Beijing are pushing China to crack down on undocumented North Koreans, whose suffering will likely escalate further.
Authorities in Beijing have been holding Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser and her Chinese husband under house arrest in the capital since the beginning of the recent anti-Chinese protests in Tibetan regions of the country, her husband told Radio Free Asia.
Exiled leaders of the Uyghur ethnic group, the other large, restive minority in western China, are expressing support for Tibetans who have been staging protests through much of western China over the last week. But how far would they go inside China?
Witnesses report sporadic protests and a heavy Chinese security presence in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) and neighboring Chinese provinces. Read what witnesses are telling RFA's Tibetan and Chinese services.
North Korea is still one of the least hospitable societies for people with a disability, but charity workers say attitudes to the disabled are slowly changing as the government begins to build facilities and request specialized equipment for them.