democratization

Global Politics

Chinese students get the vote

A university in China held a democratic student body election this week. That's news in a country where such elections are normally restricted to Communist Party Youth League members. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.

Global Politics

Burmese pro-democracy leader faces trial again

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Jonathan Head about the new charges brought by the military government of Myanmar against opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. She faces a new trial just as her current house arrest was about to end. The new charges stem from a bizarre incident last week when an American man swam across a lake to Suu Kyi's house.

Conflict & Justice

Burma activist returns to US home

A US-Burmese democracy activist was arrested last fall when he tried to enter Myanmar. He spent five months in prison before being released two weeks ago. Kyaw Zaw Lwin is now back at his home in Washington. Reporter Bruce Wallace pays him a visit.