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US Strategic Competition Act calls for toughening Taiwan's defenses against Chinese invasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bill designed to counter China's aggressive actions in many areas, includes sections calling for the deepening of U.S.-Taiwan ties and strengthening Taiwan's def...

Lawmaker seeks to end Louisiana's 'slavery exception' clause

BATON ROUGE (AP) — A Louisiana lawmaker has put forward legislation to amend the state’s Constitution to abolish forced labor as punishment for those convicted of a crime. Rep. Edmon...

Xinjiang cotton boycott leaves Western brands reeling

The latest China-versus-the-West dispute is getting ugly. On Wednesday, Chinese state television started blurring the names of Western brands worn by reality show contestants. The measure was a veiled...

Some Olympic uniforms liable to contain Xinjiang cotton: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese textile company that sources cotton from Xinjiang will be producing clothing for the next two Olympic games, though the company denies the gear will come from th...

At Clemson, unmarked slave graves highlight plantation past

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — On the sloping side of a cemetery on the campus of Clemson University, dozens of small white flags with pink ribbons have replaced the beer cans that once littered a hill where fo...

China condemns 2 ex-Xinjiang officials on separatism charges

BEIJING (AP) — China has sentenced a former education official and a former legal official in the northwestern region of Xinjiang to death with a two-year reprieve on charges including separatism and ...

China: Two former Uyghur officials sentenced for 'separatist activities'

Authorities in the northwestern Chinese province of Xinjiang have handed out death sentences to two former government officials from the local Uyghur minority group, the Chinese state-run news agency ...

Confederate symbols prove difficult to remove in many states

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Just past the gate at an entrance to the Texas Capitol, a large monument honoring the soldiers of the Confederacy looms, with towering statues and an inscription that reads, “Died...

China says H&M changed online map after criticism

Chinese regulators on Friday (April 2) said H&M has agreed to change a “problematic map” online following government criticism, adding to pressure on the Swedish retailer amid a confli...

H&M closes 20 stores in China amid Xinjiang cotton controversy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M was forced to close 20 stores in China following local uproar over its stance on Xinjiang cotton, reports said Wednesday (March 31). ...

H&M slips to loss, pledges to rebuild trust in China after backlash

H&M reported a quarterly loss on Wednesday (March 31) and said that it was dedicated to regaining the trust of shoppers in China following a recent backlash there after comments it made last year ...

H&M swings to loss, affirms commitment to China market

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Low-cost fashion brand Hennes & Mauritz AB on Wednesday reported an expected loss in the first quarter. Meanwhile, the pandemic-hit Swedish company said it was committed to remain...

Germany drops probe of former Nazi guard deported from US

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Wednesday that they have dropped an investigation of a 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard after he declined to be questioned following his deportati...

BBC reporter who covered Xinjiang leaves China for Taiwan in apparent haste

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The BBC’s most prominent journalist working in China has left the country for Taiwan, according to the news service. John Sudworth, who worked for the BBC in Chin...

Chinese man returning H&M goods seen sporting Nike sneakers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the thick of a nationalistic boycott of H&M and Nike products, Chinese netizens are scoffing at a shopper for sending highly mixed signals about his patriotic buyin...