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Popular Chinese app censors users for 'wealth bragging' content

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A popular app in China is censoring users that conspicuously flaunt their wealth on the platform. Xiaohongshu, an app often described as China’s answer to Instagr...

Stand with Kanter: Eject Chinese censorship from the NBA

The “Turkish Warrior,” human rights fighter, and Boston Celtics star, Enes Kanter, has only been allowed to set foot on the court twice this season in 13 games, for a total of 10 minutes, ...

Iran bans newspaper that linked supreme leader to poverty

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s judicial authorities reportedly banned a newspaper Monday for publishing a front-page graphic that appeared to show Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's ha...

'Eternals' opens with $71M but audience response is mixed

NEW YORK (AP) — “Eternals,” one of Marvel's most ambitious efforts to expand its superhero universe, arrived in theaters with about $71 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio es...

Facebook's language gaps weaken screening of hate, terrorism

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As the Gaza war raged and tensions surged across the Middle East last May, Instagram briefly banned the hashtag #AlAqsa, a reference to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusal...

Facebook's language gaps weaken screening of hate, terrorism

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In Gaza and Syria, journalists and activists feel Facebook censors their speech, flagging inoffensive Arabic posts as terrorist content. In India and Myanmar, politi...

Microsoft shutting down LinkedIn app in China amid scrutiny

Microsoft is shutting down its main LinkedIn service in China later this year as Beijing tightens its internet rules. The company said in a blog post Thursday it has faced a "signifi...

‘No illicit affairs, cults or separatism’: leaked CCP guidelines draw boundaries for South Korean comics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A South Korean cartoon studio has received a set of content guidelines from the Chinese government after it announced a deal with Tencent on Monday (Sept. 27) to distribut...

As Shatner heads toward the stars, visions of space collide

“Risk is our business,” James T. Kirk once said. “That’s what this starship is all about. That’s why we’re aboard her.” More than a half-century later, the performer who breathed lif...

'The Daily Show' fixes map of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American late-night talk show "The Daily Show" on Wednesday (Sept. 29) corrected a map of China, which the previous week had erroneously included Taiwan with...

Lithuanian agency warns against use of Chinese-made phones

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanian cybersecurity experts are urging the country's government agencies to abandon the use of Chinese smartphone brands after an investigation identified secu...

China's Taiwan Affairs Office blames ‘political manipulation’ for Taiwanese celebrity controversies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Recent controversies surrounding Taiwanese celebrities such as Dee Hsu (徐熙娣) and Ning Chang (張鈞甯) may be the product of certain political forces’ manipulation, China...

Beijing court rules against woman in China #MeToo case

BEIJING (AP) — A Beijing court ruled against a Chinese woman on Tuesday in a #MeToo case that wound through the courts for three years, in a blow to the tamped-down movement whose legacy remains uncer...

Chinese netizens cry foul at 'Shang-Chi' actor's mention of starvation under communism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese netizens are criticizing the breakout star of the latest Marvel film for an interview in which he described deaths from starvation under communist rule. Simu Li...

Actor Nicholas Tse renouncing Canadian citizenship amid China's 'blacklist'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong-born action film actor Nicholas Tse (謝霆鋒) was seen on Chinese TV Sunday (Sept. 5) claiming that he is in the process of renouncing his Canadian citizenship amid ...