Tag Archives: China

RFA Covers China’s Crackdown on Religion

Christian pastor Zhang Shaojie in detention in February 2014.

As a part of its continuing coverage on China’s increasing religious crackdown, Radio Free Asia spoke with the family of a Christian pastor sentenced to 12 years in prison. Zhang Shaojie was charged with “fraud” and “gathering a crowd to disrupt public order,” a move Read more »

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Tiananmen Square Eyewitnesses Open Up to VOA Ahead of 25th Anniversary

Zhaohui Rui (left) and Huaguang Zhao join VOA Mandarin reporter Xin Chen on the set of "Pro and Con" on May 30, 2014.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two survivors of the Tiananmen Square protests broke their 25-year silence today on an emotional edition of the Voice of America Mandarin Service’s weekly Pro & Con TV program. Huaguang Zhao and Zhaohui Rui, both university students in Beijing in 1989, joined Read more »

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RFA Wins Gracie for Exposé on ‘Birth Tourism’ in Saipan

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WASHINGTON – Radio Free Asia (RFA) has won a Gracie Award for its Cantonese Service’s exposé, “Born in the USA: Instant Citizenship in Saipan,” in the category of investigative program or feature. Sponsored by the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM), the annual Gracies recognize Read more »

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RFA Unveils e-Book of Jailed Uyghur Writer Yasin’s Writings

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Radio Free Asia (RFA) today launched an e-book collecting the writings of Nurmuhemmet Yasin, an award-winning Uyghur writer whom Chinese authorities sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in 2004. The collection, Caged, has been made available for the first time in digital format in the English Read more »

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Radio Free Asia’s ‘Gutter Oil’ Video Goes Viral

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WASHINGTON, DC – Radio Free Asia’s shocking video exposé on China’s black market production of “gutter oil” has gone viral on social media and websites around the world. The video, part of  RFA’s investigative series on food safety in China, has reached more than 1.3 Read more »

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RFA leads world in reporting on deadly ethnic violence in China’s Northwest

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In the last week of August, Radio Free Asia’s exclusive reports on ethnic unrest continuing to erupt in China’s northwest shaped international coverage on the tensions involving the minority Uyghurs. Since July 2009, when deadly riots erupted after a demonstration, Chinese authorities have kept much Read more »

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VOA Book ‘National Secrets’ Reveals Hidden Chinese History

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — History buffs and scholars in Hong Kong and Taiwan are snapping up copies of a new VOA book focused on taboo subjects that have long been banned in Communist China. The book, based on a popular Voice of America Mandarin-language television segment Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Releases Interactive e-Book on 1989 Tiananmen Crackdown

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WASHINGTON, DC – On the eve of the 24th anniversary of the June 4, 1989, crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing, Radio Free Asia released an interactive e-book in Mandarin Chinese, titled Tiananmen Incident in Historical Perspective. Consisting of multimedia content and eyewitness accounts, the Read more »

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VOA Condemns Jamming in China

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Voice of America condemns the recent start of deliberate interference with its English language shortwave broadcasts into China. Monitors listening to VOA broadcasts say this interference “appears intentional,” and is strongest in regions around Tibet and along the Indian border. “The Chinese Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Wins Gracie Award

Peng Qinglan was kidnapped and trafficked when she was 8 years old. She reunited with her family 22 years later.

Radio Free Asia (RFA) has won a prestigious Gracie Award for its Cantonese language entry “Kidnapped Woman Reunites with Family” in the international contest’s category of outstanding investigative program or feature. The annual Gracie Awards recognize programming created by women and focused on issues relating Read more »

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