Prominent Chinese activist scorns court after prison term upheld

Apr 11, 2014

Prominent Chinese activist scorns court after prison term upheld

A prominent Chinese rights activist expressed defiance on Friday after a court upheld his four-year jail sentence, saying the pall of communism and dictatorship would eventually give way to freedom and justice. The ruling sparked fresh criticism from the United States, European Union and ...

'Cuban Twitter' heads to hearings in Congress

Apr 4, 2014

'Cuban Twitter' heads to hearings in Congress

The head of the U.S. government agency that secretly created a “Cuban Twitter” communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba is expected to testify next week before a senator who thinks the whole idea was “dumb, dumb, dumb.” The congressional hearing ...

Mar 9, 2013

Communism debate rages across Vietnam

When Vietnam’s communist leaders asked for public comment on their plan to amend the country’s constitution, they did not anticipate unleashing an unprecedented debate on the party’s monopoly on power. What was supposed to be a ritualistic consultation has morphed into a fierce open ...