Bill to route internet through Russian servers spurs protest

MOSCOW (AP) — Several thousand people have rallied in Moscow to protest legislation they fear could lead to widespread internet censorship for Russian users. The sanctioned rally on ...

Google may still be working on censored Chinese search engine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Google employees have uncovered that work on the company’s censored search engine for China, Dragonfly, appears to be secretly ongoing, a report from The Intercept r...

Venezuelan opposition targeted by internet censors

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition leader Juan Guaido's calls for Venezuelans to abandon Nicolas Maduro's government are booming across the world outside, but the self-declared interim president is ...

Poet fears for his people as China 'Sinicizes' religion

JINAN, China (AP) — Cui Haoxin is too young to remember the days of his people's oppression under Mao Zedong. The 39-year-old poet was born after the Cultural Revolution of 1966-76, ...

China-style social credit system comes to Venezuela with 'Homeland Cards'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a manner similar to China’s existing social credit system, the Venezuelan government is reportedly preparing to introduce new smart ID cards capable of tracking a...

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...

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...

Taiwan President appeals to Chinese netizens on 29th anniversary of Tiananmen Square Protest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Monday, June 4, marks the 29th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Protest in China, and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) talked about the democratization and work of t...

Chinese students abroad express anger with 'STOP XI JINPING' and #NotMyPresident campaign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As The 13th National People’s Congress of China prepares to remove presidential term limits from the state’s constitution, Chinese citizens throughout the coun...

From Snake to Dog, five dark years for journalism in China

TAIPEI (RSF) -- As China prepares to celebrate its New Year, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) points out that more than 50 journalists and bloggers are currently imprisoned and that, from the Year of t...

Taiwan rated by Freedom House as 2nd freest in Asia, China drops a notch

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the 2018 edition of its annual report on freedom around the world, Freedom House gave Taiwan a ranking of 93 out of 100, the second highest in Asia after Japan and a tw...

Springer Nature blocks access to articles in China

BEIJING (AP) — Academic publisher Springer Nature says it has blocked access to articles within China to comply with demands from the Chinese government. The company said Wednesday a...

Stones in gaps of Great Firewall: China expands online censorship with 19th Party Congress

The 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party is just beginning, but it is already apparent that censorship in the country will be taking a great leap forward in the coming years. Reporters Wi...

Trump to seek trade probe of China amid NKorea tensions

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Even as he seeks Beijing's help on North Korea, President Donald Trump is poised to seek a trade investigation of China for the alleged theft of American technology and intelle...

Egypt watchdog says authorities now blocking 101 websites

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian watchdog says authorities are widening their internet censorship and are now blocking 101 websites, including some that provide software that allows users to bypass restrictio...