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Encrypted messaging app Signal blocked in China

HONG KONG (AP) — Encrypted messaging app Signal appears to have been blocked in mainland China, the latest foreign social media service to cease working in a country where the government tightly contr...

Tortured and abused — the harrowing experiences of North Korean women prisoners

The United Nations has released a report that focuses on human rights abuses perpetrated against women in North Korea, recounting the ordeal of dozens of women at the hands of state security officers ...

UN: North Korea abused forcibly repatriated women

The UN human rights body released a scathing report against North Korea Tuesday, accusing the nation of torture and sexual violations against women who were forcibly repatriated after seeking to flee ...

Photo of the Day: 'How's life in China?'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A meme mocking communist China's brutal authoritarian rule has resurfaced and continues to resonate among netizens amid the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. O...

Leaving Wuhan: Getting into virus-hit city was the easy part

BEIJING (AP) — Getting into Wuhan was the easy part. New virus infections had fallen to almost zero and travel restrictions were easing. As a 76-day lockdown neared its end, journali...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. THE RACE IS ON TO AVOID HIDDEN CARRIERS While governments compete against ...

Chinese smartphone health code rules post-virus life

WUHAN, China (AP) — Since the coronavirus outbreak, life in China is ruled by a green symbol on a smartphone screen. Green is the "health code" that says a user is symptom-free and i...

Xi Jinping's daughter rumored to have returned to US to resume studies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the U.S.-China trade conflict and the ongoing social unrest in Hong Kong, reports this week suggest that the daughter of China’s supreme leader Xi Jinping may h...

Businesspeople top list of Taiwanese stuck in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese businesspeople are struggling to cope with life in China and seeking assistance to return home, according to a report released by the Straits Exchange Foundation...

Taiwanese struggling to cope with life in China on the increase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The number of Taiwanese doing business in China that are looking for assistance to return to Taiwan has surged over the years, said a semi-official organization tackling c...

Business Highlights

___ Much of world bans Boeing jet involved in Ethiopia crash HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — Much of the world, including the entire European Union, has grounded the Boeing...

Facebook's messaging ambitions amount to much more than chat

Facebook is already the leader in enabling you to share photos, videos and links. It now wants to be a force in messaging, commerce, payments and just about everything else you do online. ...

Facebook's vision of future? Looks like Chinese app WeChat

LONDON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is taking the social media company in a new direction by focusing on messaging. Chinese tech giant Tencent got there years ago with its app WeChat. ...

Despite economic incentives, Taiwanese do not integrate well to life in China: Survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Recent survey data published by the Taiwan Research Institute of Xiamen University, reveals that, despite many policies aimed to attract and benefit Taiwanese citizens, a ...

Pipe organ slated for demolition finds new life in China

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — An 800-pipe organ that was spared during the demolition of a New Hampshire church has been shipped to China, where it's serving as a bridge between two countries. ...