Tibetan Teenager Stages Self-Immolation Protest in Gansu Monday, May 8th, 2017

A 16-year-old student in a Tibetan region of Gansu staged a self-immolation protest on May 2 against Chinese rule, RFA's Tibetan service has learned. A source inside Tibet said Chagdor Kyab from Bora Township, in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Amdo, set himself on fire near Bora..

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China Deports US Woman Convicted Of ‘Spying’ Sunday, April 30th, 2017

WASHINGTON, (AFP): An American woman held for more than two years by China has been deported to the United States after being convicted of espionage, the US State Department confirmed on Sunday. Sandy Phan-Gillis was detained in March 2015 at the Macau border after visiting mainland China with a..

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Air China Resumes North Korea Flights After Speculation Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

BEIJING, (AFP): Air China has resumed flights to the North Korean capital after their temporary suspension sparked speculation that Beijing was pressuring Pyongyang to curb its nuclear and missile programmes. Flights between Beijing and Pyongyang every Monday and Friday on China's flag carrier..

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Five Detained Following Self-Immolation in Kardze Town Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Police in western China’s Sichuan province detained five Tibetans following the April 15 self-immolation of a 39 year-old father of four, severely beating at least three suspected of close ties to the protest, Tibetan sources say. Three of those taken into custody were identified as Konchok..

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Analysis: Can tough-talking Trump solve North Korea? Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

TOKYO (AP): President Donald Trump is suggesting ahead of his meeting later this week with Chinese President Xi Jinping that he can handle Washington's North Korea problem with or without Beijing's help — "totally." Is the self-proclaimed master of the deal doing what he does best — talking up..

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China’s Beard, Veil Ban In Xinjiang Comes Into Effect Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

BEIJING, (IANS): China has introduced new restrictions in the far-western region of Xinjiang in what it describes as a campaign against Islamist extremism. The measures, which took effect from Saturday, include prohibiting "abnormally" long beards and the wearing of veils in public places,..

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Murder in Suburbia Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

A teenage girl from my hometown in Northern Virginia, a girl identified most prominently as a Muslim, has reportedly been murdered with a baseball bat. We do not know..