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.
Chinese authorities have locked down the Tibetan capital as witnesses report spreading demonstrations in more remote areas and a climbing death toll after security forces fired on rioting protesters, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reports.
China plans to begin importing Central Asian gas by 2011 through what will be the world’s longest pipeline once it is built. But the huge $27 billion project is unlikely to be complete in three years, experts say.
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.
China’s recent snowstorms may do little damage to the country’s economic growth this year if the government follows sound policies, experts say. But they warn that continued price controls will spur shortages and add to strains on power supplies.