Anthony Kuhn en In 5 Months, 2 Lost Planes: Malaysians Struggle To Cope Malaysia is reeling from the loss of a second plane in five months. NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports on the reaction from Malaysians in the country's capital, Kuala Lumpur. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:19:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 48642 at On Its Way To Kuala Lumpur, Plane Brought Down Over Ukraine Many experts question the decision to fly near the fighting in Ukraine. Some airlines have circumvented the country for weeks. In March, a Malaysia Airlines plane went missing on a flight to Beijing. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:56:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 48620 at Violence And Other Threats Raise Press Freedom Fears In Hong Kong On the evening of July 1, just hours after <a href="">Hong Kong's biggest pro-democracy protests in years</a>, the printing presses of the <em>Ming Pao</em> newspaper — long respected for its editorial independence — suddenly ground to a halt.<p>The paper's managers removed the bold headlines from the front page and replaced them with new ones that made no mention of the protesters' main demands: free, fair and direct elections for the Chinese-ruled special administrative region.<p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:28:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 48461 at Violence And Other Threats Raise Press Freedom Fears In Hong Kong After Losing An 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 48139 at After Losing An Only Child, Chinese Parents Face Old Age Alone Mistrust Overshadows U.S. Talks With China Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne. High-level meetings between the U.S. and China underscore a long-term problem. They have the world's two largest economies. They're likely the two most important nations on earth.<p>INSKEEP: And neither trusts the other's intentions. Because they must cooperate, Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew are in Beijing for talks.<p>MONTAGNE: But the point of this next story is that words may not ease mistrust. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:04:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 48077 at Marchers Take To Streets Of Hong Kong To 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 47572 at Democracy Protesters In Hong Kong Call For Free Elections Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Thousands of pro-democracy protesters marched in Hong Kong today.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)<p>CHORUS: (Foreign language spoken).<p>GREENE: This comes on the 17th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to Chinese rule. The protesters are demanding greater democracy, a bigger role in selecting leaders. China's government tries to control the political process through a nominating committee. NPR's Anthony Kuhn spoke to Renee yesterday about an unofficial referendum this week. Nearly 800,000 of the city's 7 million people voted for full democracy. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:21:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 47530 at Clock Is Ticking For Aung San Suu Kyi's 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="">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 47310 at Clock Is Ticking For Aung San Suu Kyi's Presidential Bid In Rift Over Interfaith Ban, A New Fault Line For 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 47124 at 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 45915 at