Far-right Bolsonaro fires latest round in Brazil culture war

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's government has drawn criticism after launching a project that aims to revamp the country's arts scene, with a focus on nationalism and religion. The project is part of t...

The 2020 Taiwan Presidential Elections: A Laowai's Perspective

As a foreigner living in Taiwan, I cannot vote, but I have lived 11 years of my life here and it is hard to escape having a personal perspective on domestic politics. The Best KMT Candidate? It...

Brazil's Supreme Court allows gay Jesus film on Netflix

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The president of Brazil's Supreme Court on Thursday issued an order that allows streaming service Netflix to continue exhibiting a satirical film depicting Jesus as a gay man and...

China university revises charter boosting Communist control

BEIJING (AP) — Controversy has erupted after a leading Chinese university revised its charter to remove a reference to “free thinking" and adding a new stress on adhering to the leadership of the ruli...

Censorship or caution? Culture war burns in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The clowns were already on stage, faces painted white, costumes carefully adjusted. It was to be the troupe's second show of "Abrazo," a play for children about a fictional dicta...

Dalai Lama says Chinese Communist Party corrupted by power

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In an interview with Voice of America (VOA) in early June, the Dalai Lama, who is reportedly undergoing regular medical treatment, criticized the Chinese Communist Party (...

Repression marks China 30 years after Tiananmen Square Massacre

BEIJING (AP) — Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square protests, China's economy has catapulted up the world rankings, yet political repression is harsher than ever. Hundreds of thousands...

Decades after failed invasion, Cuba still eyes Venezuela

MACHURUCUTO, Venezuela (AP) — For all the heated talk coming from Washington about President Nicolás Maduro being a Cuban puppet, there was a time when Cuban troops really did try to take control of V...

Communist party members in Tibet irk Beijing by engaging with religion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to reports, the Chinese communist party is having trouble trying to keep party members in Tibet from engaging in religious activities and adopting attitudes symp...

China’s Disappeared: A look at who went missing in 2018

BEIJING (AP) — It’s not uncommon for individuals who speak out against the government to disappear in China, but the scope of the “disappeared” has expanded since President Xi ...

China's Disappeared: A look at who went missing in 2018

BEIJING (AP) — It's not uncommon for individuals who speak out against the government to disappear in China, but the scope of the "disappeared" has expanded since President Xi Jinping came to power in...

Chair of Peking Univ. Marxist Society abducted by police ahead of Mao Zedong memorial

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As 2018 comes to an end the Chinese government continues to harass and arrest members of a Marxist student group at China’s top university, which was suspended in Se...

Extolling communism, Xi Jinping declares China committed to 'transforming global governance'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Tuesday in Beijing, the Chinese Communist Party under Xi Jinping held a ceremony to mark 40 years since the conclave that saw the party begin its process of market reforms u...

Brazil's Bolsonaro denies ties to strategist Steve Bannon

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is denying ties with Steve Bannon, the former White House strategist who had a central role in the successful 2016 campai...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 7, the 280th day of 2018. There are 85 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 7, 1991...