Anthony Kuhn http://whqr.org en After Losing An Only Child, Chinese Parents Face Old Age Alone http://whqr.org/post/after-losing-only-child-chinese-parents-face-old-age-alone It's been nearly 3 1/2 decades since China's government started limiting most urban families to one child. The family planning policy successfully slowed the nation's population growth, but it has had some unintended consequences.<p>One is that some parents lose their only children to illness or accidents and end up with no one to care for them in their old age. Now, these parents have gotten together to demand their rights.<p>A group of parents meets at a Beijing restaurant to talk and console each other. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:02:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 57888 at http://whqr.org After Losing An Only Child, Chinese Parents Face Old Age Alone Marchers Take To Streets Of Hong Kong To Protest Eroding Autonomy http://whqr.org/post/marchers-take-streets-hong-kong-protest-eroding-autonomy Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel. Tens of thousands - possibly hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Hong Kong today. People there are angry about what they call an erosion of the rights Beijing promised them when the former British colony was reclaimed by China. That happened 17 years ago today. And the massive protest came after almost 800,000 people voted in an unofficial referendum calling for more democratic elections. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:25:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 57415 at http://whqr.org Clock Is Ticking For Aung San Suu Kyi's Presidential Bid http://whqr.org/post/clock-ticking-aung-san-suu-kyis-presidential-bid Time is running out for Myanmar's opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, in her bid to become president.<p>The long-serving political prisoner and democracy activist is now 67. If she wins general elections next year, she could become Asia's most famous politician.<p>But, for now, <a href="http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2014/03/economist-explains-3">the country's constitution, which came into effect in 2008, bars her from running</a>. The rule disqualifies anyone whose spouse or children are foreign nationals from holding the office of president or vice president. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 07:22:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 57197 at http://whqr.org Clock Is Ticking For Aung San Suu Kyi's Presidential Bid In Rift Over Interfaith Ban, A New Fault Line For Burmese Politics http://whqr.org/post/rift-over-interfaith-ban-new-fault-line-burmese-politics Myanmar's parliament is now considering a bill that would restrict marriages of people from different religions. Buddhist nationalists hope it will protect their religion from the spread of Islam and claim it's a way to prevent coerced conversions, but critics lambaste the proposed law as targeting the country's Muslim minority. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:18:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 57043 at http://whqr.org Chinese Authorities Ensure Tiananmen Anniversary Passes Quietly http://whqr.org/post/chinese-authorities-ensure-tiananmen-anniversary-passes-quietly Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>25 years ago today, these were some of the sounds from Tiananmen Square, as Chinese soldiers used rifles and tanks to end nearly two months of pro-democracy protests.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF PROTESTS)<p>CORNISH: Hundreds are believed to have died. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 56020 at http://whqr.org 25 Years Later, Tiananmen Square Is A Forbidden Subject In China http://whqr.org/post/25-years-later-tiananmen-square-forbidden-subject-china Immediately following the crackdown, the government began a long-term campaign of suppression. Even today, many believe the government's goal is to erase the historic event from the nation's memory. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 09:11:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 55982 at http://whqr.org In Buddhist-Majority Myanmar, Muslim Minority Gets Pushed To The Margins http://whqr.org/post/buddhist-majority-myanmar-muslim-minority-gets-pushed-margins Thirteen-year-old Zomir Hussein lives with his family in a simple wooden home in a village outside the city of Sittwe, the capital of western Myanmar's Rakhine state. Not long ago, he accidentally overdosed on medicine he was taking to treat his tuberculosis.<p>Now he lies on the floor, his hands curled into claws, his eyes staring vacantly. He cries out to his parents for help. His mother cradles him, and for a moment, he seems to smile.<p>Zomir was getting treatment at the main hospital in downtown Sittwe. Wed, 28 May 2014 07:25:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 55610 at http://whqr.org In Buddhist-Majority Myanmar, Muslim Minority Gets Pushed To The Margins China Puts Brass On Trial In Fight Against Military Corruption http://whqr.org/post/china-puts-brass-trial-fight-against-military-corruption China's ongoing crackdown on military corruption may be the toughest — or at least best publicized — in more than six decades of communist rule. Some top brass are on trial, and teams of inspectors have fanned in search of graft.<p>But all of that may seem like a distant light at the end of a long tunnel for former navy captain Tan Linshu. Wed, 14 May 2014 07:45:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 54878 at http://whqr.org China Puts Brass On Trial In Fight Against Military Corruption Obama Offers Support And Condolences In Somber South Korea http://whqr.org/post/obama-offers-support-and-condolences-somber-south-korea Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish. In South Korea today, President Obama consoled a nation in mourning over the victims of a ferry disaster. He also assured South Koreans that the U.S. is committed to support and defend the country in the face of North Korea's threats to test yet another nuclear device. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:22:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 53978 at http://whqr.org Obama Raises Curtain On 4-Country East Asia Trip http://whqr.org/post/obama-raises-curtain-4-country-east-asia-trip Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish. President Obama has arrived in Japan on a weeklong trip that will also include stops in South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines. Along with trade talk, President Obama will be trying to reassure leaders that the U.S. will not abandon them. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:21:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 53840 at http://whqr.org