China's system of harsh punishments has done little to prevent public safety crimes like the adulteration of infant formula, experts say.
By Dan Southerland, RFA Executive Editor—Tibet's best-known female writer has evolved from a member of China's privileged elite into a forceful critic. Despite the loss of her job, the closure of her blogs, and constant surveillance, Woeser reveals through her poems the courage to speak out.
Over the last several months, Vietnamese Catholics have been challenging the state on its right to property they claim belong to their Church. Click on church location in Hanoi to view the vigils held on location.
Melamine-tainted infant formula is only the latest in a series of unsafe foods and other products made in China and exported abroad. Here is a timeline tracking contaminated products from China since 2004.
Anxious parents flood hospitals, vowing to fight for redress, while lawyers and rights activists warn that domestic media face curbs in reporting on the widening tainted milk crisis.
Fallout from China's tainted milk-powder crisis widens in Tibet.
Veteran opposition party member Win Tin has called for substantive talks with Burma's military regime on the future of his country, after his release from a 19-year jail term in Rangoon's Insein prison.
Muslim Uyghur employees at government departments in China's northwest are being offered free lunches during the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Nepal’s Maoists have entered the country’s political mainstream, following a war that killed thousands. But is one-party rule still their ultimate goal?
China's government is trying to ease public anger over infant deaths and kidney failure caused by toxic milk products, experts say, but thousands of children remain at risk.
Parents and commentators warn that Chinese officials may try to cover up the true extent of a public health crisis caused by tainted milk formula.
Burmese exile Web sites come under cyber-attack.
Chinese parents are rushing their children for checkups and vowing to fight for compensation, after four infants died and thousands were sickened after consuming tainted milk powder.
One year after Burmese monks joined widespread protests against the ruling junta, following is in a chronology of key dates in what became known as Burma’s “Saffron Revolution.”
A Catholic father in Vietnam asks the Vatican to intervene in a land dispute between the Church and the Hanoi government.
Chinese parents are rushing their babies for health checks and vowing to sue amid a spreading scandal over tainted baby formula.
Police are using checkpoints, interrogation, and threats to quash protests in Vietnam.
Chinese authorities detain a Tibetan television journalist in Sichuan, citing "political" material on his computer.
China's overloaded trucks and railways are adding to energy consumption, pollution and waste, experts say.
Photos trace the rise of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il to power. He passed away on December 17, 2011.
Burma arrests a longtime activist, who now faces new risks in prison.
Rumors are swirling over the reported ill health of the North Korean leader, but who would succeed him if they prove true is a mystery.
Authorities in the Chinese capital have seen a surge in applications to stage demonstrations in Beijing's "protest parks," after a top official sparked hopes that applications might lead to the redress of long-running grievances.
A Burmese court hands down sentences to 10 men in connection with last year's uprising, amid stepped-up security.
Employees and management face off at a Coca-Cola joint-venture bottling plant in southern China, as the country's official trade union begins to flex its muscles for the first time in decades.
Deadly mining accidents in China have claimed at least 223 lives in the past week, despite government claims that safety has improved.
British-born Chinese author Helen Tse speaks about her book, Sweet Mandarin, in which she documents a family history of three generations of strong women, rising and falling fortunes—and food.
Ever hear the one about the communist kittens? The fish who escaped being eaten? Adam and Eve in the Workers' Paradise? These North Korean political jokes hint broadly at the grit and tenacity of citizens living under the world's last surviving Stalinist government.
An official radio station in Xinjiang sacks an outspoken employee, who is now detained.
After the worst violence there in a decade, officials in China's northwesternmost region tighten curbs on the observance of Ramadan.