Apr 17, 2015

Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years

A Beijing court sentenced a veteran Chinese journalist to seven years in prison Friday after convicting her of leaking a document detailing the Communist Party leadership’s resolve to aggressively target civil society and press freedom as a threat to its monopoly on power. The ...

Apr 12, 2015

China orders media giant Sina to 'improve censorship'

China’s government has threatened to shut down Sina, one of the country’s most popular news websites, unless it “improves censorship,” state media reported in a rare public glimpse into controls over the press. The online portal “distorted news facts, violated morality and engaged in ...

Kishida, Yun air concerns about Sankei reporter, 'comfort women'

Mar 22, 2015

Kishida, Yun air concerns about Sankei reporter, 'comfort women'

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida expressed concern about a Sankei Shimbun journalist being tried in South Korea, during a meeting in Seoul with Korean counterpart Yun Byung-se. Yun raised the topic of the “comfort women,” Japan’s euphemism for the thousands of girls and women forced ...

Bathroom confession critical in Durst case, legal experts say

Mar 17, 2015

Bathroom confession critical in Durst case, legal experts say

New York real estate scion and accused murderer Robert Durst’s bathroom muttering that he “killed them all” would likely be admissible evidence in a murder trial, legal experts said on Monday. Durst, the subject of a six-part HBO documentary series called “The Jinx: The ...

Mar 16, 2015

China state TV targets foreign auto firms

Foreign carmakers in China rushed to make amends Monday after being targeted by state television in a ritual naming and shaming of firms for alleged misconduct toward consumers. Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz were among those targeted Sunday by the annual China Central ...