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Stealing critical technologies from Taiwan punishable by 12 years in jail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Individuals convicted of critical technologies theft in Taiwan will be subject to a prison sentence of up to 12 years after an amendment to the National Security Act (國家安全...

South Korea arrests businessman, army captain on spying charges

A North Korean agent recruited two people and paid them cryptocurrency in a bid to gain access to a South Korean military system, South Korean police said on Thursday. The police said they arrested t...

Taiwan lawmakers approve 12-year prison term for economic espionage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Citizens who pass on vital technology to foreign agents will face a maximum of 12 years in prison, according to amendments to the National Security Act approved at a first...

Pakistan: Why is Imran Khan blaming the West for his downfall?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has claimed that a foreign conspiracy is being hatched to topple his government amid an upcoming no-confidence vote against him. In a public rally on Sunday, Khan s...

Taiwan will not bring spying charges against ex-officer who entered naval base

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A retired officer who entered Zuoying Navy Base last year using forged documents will not face spying charges under the National Security Act, prosecutors said Wednesday (...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2021. There are 104 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept...

Two retired Taiwanese officers suspected of spying for China out on bail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two retired military officers suspected of trying to recruit a former vice defense minister to spy for China were released on bail Thursday morning (Aug. 19) after hours o...

Biden offers Hongkongers 'temporary safe haven'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Biden administration is offering Hongkongers in the U.S. a "temporary safe haven" as China continues to flout its legally binding obligations in Hong Kong an...

Retired Taiwan general tells military to overthrow DPP, surrender to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese politicians and legal experts are calling for a retired general to be investigated for treason after he uploaded a video urging the nation's military to over...

India: Tax raids expose government's media intimidation

Last week's tax raids on two of India's largest media houses have once again brought into question the ethics of the Indian government. The Dainik Bhaskar newspaper group and Bharat Samachar ...

India: Coronavirus cases surge, US promises vaccine help

Coronavirus cases continue to surge in India, with the South Asian country recording about 350,000 new infections on Tuesday and the death toll crossing 200,000. Indian officials said 3,286 people die...

COVID: Why is India censoring social media during public health crisis?

The Indian government is ordering social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to block posts that criticize management of the renewed nationwide public health crisis brought on by the c...

Alleged Chinese spymaster and wife indicted for money laundering in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese businessman Xiang Xin (向心) and his wife Kung Ching (龔青) were barred from leaving Taiwan for eight months after being indicted for money laundering, on top of alleg...

Benefactor to Hongkongers in Taiwan arrested amid HK's purge of opposition voices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The lawyer who has assisted hundreds of arrested pro-democracy protesters and helped set up a restaurant employing Hongkongers in Taipei was among the nearly dozen arreste...

Taiwan urged to do more for Hong Kong after 'Blitzkrieg' against democrats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the arrest of 53 pro-democracy advocates in Hong Kong, leaders from three concerned Taiwanese groups, legislator Freddy Lim (林昶佐), and two Hong Kong pro-democrac...