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.
China's latest lead-poisoning scandal has parents staging angry protests.
A scholarly institute rejects new government orders covering what members can and cannot do.
China scores a tactical victory in its war on Web sites the government doesn't like.
Burmese refugees, including children as young as 10, describe being
recruited to work as military porters.
Throughout East Asia, vulnerable children are forced and trafficked into every kind of work.
Chinese authorities detain parents observing the anniversary of a far-reaching milk scandal that sickened their children.
Burmese refugees say more and more youngsters are being press-ganged into working as military porters.