China likely to intensify influence campaign prior to 2020 election: Taiwan intelligence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is likely to amp up legal and psychological warfare to influence public opinion in Taiwan prior to the 2020 general election, a report fr...

Taiwan's PSYOPS unit weaponizes snacks for fight against China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As China continuously tries to promote "unification" through the internet and other channels, Taiwan's Psychological Operations (PSYOPS) Center is not only using ...

Fear grips Chinese populace as US-China trade war escalates: Scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An economics professor at the Renmin University of China has cautioned the Chinese authorities that the average Chinese people are beginning to become frightened by the pr...

On North side of DMZ, it's change in the air

PANMUNJOM, North Korea (AP) — Lt. Col. Hwang Myong Jin has been a guide on the northern side of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas for five years. He says that since the summits betwee...

China 'playing with fire in Taiwan Strait:' think tank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Michael Mazza, published an article on May 30 urging U.S. officials, including the President, to questio...

China allegedly waging 'psychological warfare' on Australia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. Congressional Commission on China held a hearing on Thursday, April 26 to discuss China’s “Digital Authoritarianism and the Global Threat to Free Spee...

Beijing using social networks to wage psychological warfare on Taiwanese netizens: researcher

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –- Following China’s introduction of the “31 measures” to attempt to "win the hearts" of Taiwanese people, some analysts are warning that Ch...

The Latest: Immigrant freed from detention sees targeting

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Ravi Ragbir, an immigrant activist facing deportation who was ordered freed from detention (all times local): 12:15 p.m. An immigrant ...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

POPE ASIA — Pope Francis visits Myanmar and Bangladesh to encourage their tiny Catholic communities and reach out to some of Asia's most peripheral and poor, but the big question looming is whether he...

Report: Seoul broadcasts news of NKorean defection at border

PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — South Korea is reportedly broadcasting on loudspeakers into North Korea news of the recent escape of a North Korean soldier who was shot five times by his former colleagues as ...

Cops wage psychological warfare against online drug bazaars

HOUSTON (AP) — In an innovative blow to illicit internet commerce, cyberpolice shut down the world's leading "darknet" marketplace — then quietly seized a second bazaar to amass intelligence on illici...

AP Explains: South Korea pushes for talks with North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Less than two weeks after North Korea's first intercontinental ballistic missile test, South Korea's new president has offered to hold talks at the tense border separating th...

Tons of security: Dump trucks protect NY Thanksgiving parade

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade who come to see the soaring SpongeBob and Snoopy balloons may get a far less heartwarming sight this year: giant dump trucks filled with sand...

Islamic State's lasting grip is a new hurdle for Europe, US

PARIS (AP) -- The girl, speaking in the lilting accent of southern France, appeared in government ads describing how she was recruited by Islamic State extremists during her quest for religion, then e...

A look at decades of propaganda battles between the Koreas

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's resumption of anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts from mammoth speakers in retaliation for the North's fourth nuclear test is a return to old-fashioned, Cold ...