Azerbaijan loses defamation case against French journalists

PARIS (AP) — An appeals court has upheld a lower court decision throwing out a case brought by the country of Azerbaijan which accused two French journalists of defamation for calling the country a "d...

Experts air new concerns about UN response to Myanmar crisis

GENEVA (AP) — U.N.-backed investigators who examined a crackdown by Myanmar security forces that caused hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh issued a searing cri...

China infringing on academic freedom at US universities: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Washington D.C. based think tank released a report last week detailing how the Chinese government is influencing U.S. universities and curtailing academic freedoms on co...

China denies visa to Swiss journalist ahead of Sino-Swiss Economic Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Swiss journalist working for the French language newspaper “Le Temps”was denied a visa to enter China, and was unable to report on the visit  ...

Facebook, Twitter have no plans to expand business into China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing held in Washington D.C. on Sept. 5, top officials with Facebook and Twitter said the two companies had no plans to enter the Chi...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Sept. 4 The Baltimore Sun on an endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepe...

At rally, Trump urges Indiana voters to unseat Sen. Donnelly

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Casting the midterms as a referendum on his agenda, President Donald Trump urged Indiana voters to unseat Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, saying the vulnerable Democrat is "not g...

Human rights groups urge Google to drop plans for China 'censorship engine'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A group of 14 prominent human rights groups have called on U.S. tech giant Google to drop its plans to re-enter the Chinese market, arguing such a move is akin to particip...

No censored search in China, rights groups tell Google

BEIJING (AP) — More than a dozen human rights groups have sent a letter to Google urging the company not to offer censored internet search services in China. The joint letter dated T...

China influencing US midterms, using CNN, social networks to help Dems: Guo Wengui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –  China may be in the midst of a cyber-campaign to manipulate the U.S. midterm elections, according to well-known Chinese exile Guo Wengui (郭文貴), and recent statements...

Apple under threat by Beijing, removes 25,000 apps from China store

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The tech-giant Apple has caved to demands from the Chinese Communist Party and deleted 25,000 apps from its online store in the country. CCTV reported the news on ...

Chinese man arrested for asking 'What law says you can't call Taiwan a country?'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A young man in the Chinese city of Ma’anshan (馬鞍山) was arrested this week for posing the simple question on his Weibo account of “What law says you c...

More than 1,000 Google workers protest censored China search

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than a thousand Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company's secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship. ...

How Taiwan should use China-based workers to spread the truth about life in Communist China

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- China has once more ratcheted up its efforts to try and lure more Taiwanese workers across the Straits, in their latest economic assault on Taiwan.  But a fascinatin...

Publisher John Calder, champion of edgy authors, dies at 91

LONDON (AP) — Influential publisher John Calder, who championed avant-garde authors and battled censorship, has died. He was 91. Colleague Alessandro Gallenzi of Alma Books said Wedn...