Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

German election: What's at stake for India?

At the end of October 2019, German Chancellor Angela Merkel embarked on one of her last major international visits before the pandemic struck. Accompanied by a dozen key government officials, as well...

Protests erupt in India's Parliament over spyware scandal

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Parliament erupted in protests on Tuesday as opposition lawmakers accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government of using military-grade spyware to monitor political oppone...

India internet law adds to fears over online speech, privacy

NEW DELHI (AP) — It began in February with a tweet by pop star Rihanna that sparked widespread condemnation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s handling of massive farmer protests near the capita...

Democracy swims against the tide in authoritarian world

The old Nicaraguan revolutionary, with his receding hairline and the goatee that he had finally let turn grey, spoke calmly into the camera as police swarmed toward his house, hidden behind a high wal...

For democracy, it's a time of swimming against the tide

The old Nicaraguan revolutionary, with his receding hairline and the goatee that he had finally let turn grey, spoke calmly into the camera as police swarmed toward his house, hidden behind a high wal...

Russian agents raid home of prominent journalist

Members of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) on Friday conducted a raid of a Moscow apartment belonging to Roman Anin, a prominent journalist who serves as the editor-in-chief of the investi...

Bangladesh turns 50 as fears grow over deteriorating democracy

Ever since it emerged as an independent nation in 1971 following a bloody liberation war, Bangladesh has struggled to lay strong democratic foundations. Just four years after independence, Sheikh ...

India's digital rules trigger fears of curbs on free speech, media freedom

The Indian government last month unveiled a new set of measures to regulate social media networks, streaming services and digital news outlets. The new rules allow authorities to order not only tech f...

Belarus Eurovision song rejected due to political lyrics

Organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest on Thursday declined a song entry from Belarus due to its controversial political lyrics. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) demanded Belarus submit a new ...

Indian activist's arrest spotlights crackdown on dissent

NEW DELHI (AP) — To her friends, Disha Ravi, a 22-year-old Indian climate activist, was most concerned about her future in a world of rising temperatures. She was drawn to veganism, enjoyed watching N...

Taiwan ranked 2nd freest in Asia by Freedom House

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan retained its ranking as the second-freest country in Asia and seventh in the world in Freedom House’s latest report on global freedom. Taiwan scored 94 out...

China tops countries persecuting citizens beyond borders: Freedom House

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is persecuting more people outside its territory than any other country, according to Freedom House. Best known for its annual "Freedom in the World" re...

Cato Institute ranks HK 3rd in human freedom, Taiwan lowly 19th

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite well-documented police violence against Hong Kong activists, the imposition of the draconian Hong Kong national security law, and the arrest and imprisonment of pr...

YouTuber clears up China propagandist's confusion over Taiwan independence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A popular American YouTuber on Wednesday (Nov. 18) posted a rebuttal to a video by countryman Nathan Rich, who made the erroneous claim that Taiwan is part of China. On...

Japan still reporting imported coronavirus cases from China, despite 'zero' case claims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan has reported over a dozen airline passengers infected with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) arriving from China over the past two months, despite claims by the commu...