Seventy years after North Korean founder Kim Il Sung (1912-94) launched the June 25, 1950 surprise attack on South Korea that sparked the Korean War, Kim’s grandchildren, Kim Jong Un and his younger sister Kim Yo Jong, are in charge in Pyongyang – and embroiled in conflict with Seoul and Washington over nuclear weapons and economic sanctions.
Once prominent public figures have not been spared by the Chinese crackdown in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. There are at least 18 business figures whose detention or internment have been confirmed by RFA’s Uyghur Service.
Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha is on trial for treason, accused of conspiring with the United States and other foreign powers to topple the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen. Critics say the charge against Kem Sokha is politically motivated and evidence of Cambodia’s slide into authoritarian rule.
The trove of secret cables, known as the Xinjiang Papers, call for an “all-out ‘struggle against terrorism, infiltration and separatism.’”
Gambia has brought a case to the International Court of Justice accusing Myanmar of genocide during a military crackdown in August 2017 that forced more than 730,000 Rohingya to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. U.N. investigators have reported widespread rapes and killings. Myanmar says it was a counterterrorism operation and denies committing genocide.
Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government has jailed or threatened with prosecution scores of members of the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).
Myanmar military helicopters mounted a rescue mission after Arakan Army fighters hijacked a passenger boat and took 58 people captive.
Cambodia's courts have issued a series of rulings against opposition leader Sam Rainsy, with more on the way as he prepares to come home on Nov. 9, 2019.
In a battle of letters that unfolded at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva this month, 22 countries formally condemned China's mass detention of some 1.5 million Muslims in determent camps. In response, China enlisted the support of fellow authoritarian countries. The resulting letter was signed by 37 states, and read: "We commend China’s remarkable achievements in the field of human rights.”
Authorities in western China’s Sichuan province have forced nearly 3,500 monks and nuns from the Yachen Gar Tibetan Buddhist Center.
This week’s meeting in Pyongyang is the fifth between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. It’s the first to take place in North Korea.
The tariffs hit a broad range of goods, from vegetables and livestock to textiles and natural gas.
The five men were held at the Lop county detention camp in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).
Uyghur Muslims complain of
pervasive ethnic discrimination, religious repression, and cultural suppression in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
This map shows places where Myanmar government forces are fighting rebel groups in Rakhine, Kachin, Shan and Chin states.
China is the largest prison in the world for journalists,
with more than 60 individuals behind bars.
A new study found that more than 30,000 women and girls migrate from Myanmar’s Shan and Kachin states into China each year. Many are forced to marry Chinese men, or are trafficked as birth surrogates.
A report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project found that Chinese authorities have interned, imprisoned or forcibly disappeared 338 Uyghur intellectuals since April 2017. Here are 10 prominent Uyghur intellectual figures whose detentions were confirmed by RFA’s Uyghur Service:
China has jailed or detained more than a million Uyghurs in “re-education camps” throughout northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Chinese authorities accuse them of harboring “strong religious views” and “politically incorrect” ideas. This map shows the camps that RFA has identified.
Chinese authorities are assembling a detailed digital profile on each of China’s 1.4 billion citizens.