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China removes unapproved and foreign content from school textbooks

Asia Pacific Sep 20, 2018

China removes unapproved and foreign content from school textbooks

China's education ministry has launched a "comprehensive" inspection of school textbooks to remove unapproved alterations or foreign content, state media reported late on Wednesday, amid a push to combat Western influence in China's schools. Chinese President Xi Jinping has overseen a drive to re-assert the ...

Egypt says it fights fake news, critics see new crackdown

World / Politics Sep 17, 2018

Egypt says it fights fake news, critics see new crackdown

Echoing some of U.S. President Donald Trump's rhetoric, authorities in Egypt are taking aim at an alleged barrage of "fake news" they say is meant to sow division and undermine the rule of general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Under a new law, the state's top media regulatory ...

Editorials Sep 7, 2018

A 'sad day for Myanmar'

Myanmar's persecution of two Reuters reporters, sentencing them to seven years behind bars, is shameful. The silence of the world's governments is equally shameful.

Asia Pacific Sep 3, 2018

China blocks Australian state broadcaster's website: ABC

China has blocked access to the website of Australia's national broadcaster for breaching Beijing's internet rules and regulations, the Australia Broadcasting Corp. said Monday. It comes a year after the ABC began running a Chinese-language service. ABC said access to its website and apps was blocked ...