A Uyghur doctor sentenced to eight years in prison in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region for removing a bullet from the foot of a suspected criminal, died shortly after being released from prison in September, local police and people with knowledge o…Continue Reading
North Korea’s record breaking single-day barrage of more than 20 missiles cost the impoverished country more than U.S. $70 million, or as much as it spent importing rice from China in 2019 to try to cover grain shortages that year, experts told Radio F…Continue Reading
In an apparent escalation of Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s zero-COVID policy, Beijing residents are being hauled off to compulsory quarantine if they cross paths in public with a person who tests positive for COVID-19, they told RFA on Thursday.
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Myanmar’s ruling junta is shoring up ties with pro-military political groups in the run-up to next year’s elections in a bid to change the constitution to ensure its long-term rule in the Southeast Asia nation following its February 2021 coup.
An ethnic Mongolian Chinese national who fled the country after his involvement in 2020 protests over a ban on Mongolian-medium teaching in schools has been released on bail by authorities in Thailand after being held by Chinese state security police i…Continue Reading
Around 200 residents of Tibet’s capital Lhasa were detained in the wake of massive protests in the city last week against COVID lockdowns that left many restricted to their homes without adequate food or medical care, RFA has learned.
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King Norodom Sihamoni has reigned over Cambodia since his late father, former King Norodom Sihanouk, abdicated the throne in 2004. A former ballet instructor who spent decades in Europe, the powerless monarch has sought to avoid the limelight. But he r…Continue Reading