A North Korean mother describes how she and her family joined a tiny group of defectors to resettle in the United States.
China's 60 years of Communist Rule: Chairman Mao Zedong launched the Cultural Revolution in 1966 to purge the Communist Party and regain personal control of China’s political direction.
Authorities pass a law that bans the discussion of separatism in a northwestern China divided by ethnic tensions.
Cell phone technology provides a new method for exchanging information in Internet-censored China.
The Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts in Dharamsala, India was established by the Dalai Lama to keep Tibet’s culture alive. The school’s senior opera master says he hopes someday to return Tibetan culture to Tibet.
National Day celebrations in Beijing are off-limits to residents, while ceremonies in Tibetan and Uyghur populated areas require participation.
Chinese history since 1949 has been marked by a series of political campaigns that have taken a heavy toll on human life. Though China has emerged as a modern world power, problems remain, particularly with regard to human rights.
China marks the 60th anniversary of Communist Party rule with major festivities, and curbs on everything from kites to knives and foreign TV.
Followers of a Zen monk and peace activist are driven from a monastery in Vietnam following a standoff.
China plans a meticulously scripted anniversary celebration of Communist Party rule, under extremely tight security.
As China tightens security ahead of a major anniversary, North Korean refugees are even less welcome.
Tibetans face increased restrictions on prayer and travel ahead of a sensitive Chinese anniversary.
A former Party aide calls on Chinese to push for democracy as National Day approaches.
Amy Chanthaphavong, crowned Miss Asian America in August, discusses her first pageant win and the importance of her Lao cultural ties.
The Newseum—a new addition to Washington D.C.’s array of museums—highlights the importance of unrestricted media for a democracy. But the Newseum’s director of exhibit development tells RFA that media freedom around the world is declining, even as the world’s hunger for news keeps growing.
China's pledge to curb global warming emissions has raised verification concerns, experts say.
Police in China are seeking a third Uyghur man for allegedly leaking information about a death in custody.
Outrage in southern China over deliberate flooding to ease the water level at a local dam.
A North Korean mother laments seven years of separation from her son.
Far fewer Tibetan refugees are reaching India since China’s 2008 crackdown. The chief refugee coordinator for Tibet’s exiled government in Dharamsala, India, told RFA that Chinese authorities have increased pressure on border areas since last March, making the journey even more perilous.
A budget food item in South Korea is now a prized gourmet item across the border.
The father of an ethnic Uyghur man in northwest China says police turned out in force.
The U.S.-China dispute over tire exports is unlikely to lead to a trade war, experts say.
A legal defense is under way for a U.S.-based Chinese dissident detained for alleged fraud as he tried to return home for a visit.
In China’s tense Xinjiang region, could a suspicious death spark more ethnic violence?
The founder of one of Cambodia’s most influential NGOs talks about how to more effectively combat human trafficking in her country.
Authorities storm a house church in northern China, beating worshipers and demolishing buildings in the compound.
A former Burmese military officer describes how children are enticed into the armed forces.
Chinese democracy activists receive visits, warnings from the police.
A noted Vietnamese blogger and government critic describes her detention.