China spotlights meeting with senior Taiwan figure

World Feb 20, 2014

China spotlights meeting with senior Taiwan figure

Chinese state media devoted blanket coverage Wednesday to a visit by a senior figure in Taiwan's ruling party in a sign of its desire to nudge the self-governing island closer to Beijing. Coverage of a meeting between Lien Chan and Chinese President Xi Jinping dominated ...

Web pioneers try to transform TV

Business / Tech Feb 16, 2014

Web pioneers try to transform TV

by Dominic Rushe

Netflix had a chance of breaking the Internet over the weekend in America. The hugely popular movie streaming company released the second season of the award-winning drama "House of Cards" on Friday, just as winter storms turned large swaths of America into a nation of ...

World / Politics Jan 31, 2014

Russia's top independent TV targeted

Prosecutors on Thursday opened an inquiry into Russia's top independent TV station over a poll that asked a question about a sensitive aspect of World War II. The controversy over the Dozhd station reflects the challenges faced by the few media outlets outside the Kremlin ...

China roused by the 'rich scent' of BBC's 'Sherlock'

Entertainment News Jan 19, 2014

China roused by the 'rich scent' of BBC's 'Sherlock'

Zhou Yeling dragged herself out of bed at 5 a.m. for a long-awaited date with her favorite Englishman — Sherlock Holmes. Zhou, 19, watched the third season premiere of the BBC's "Sherlock" on Jan. 2 on the British broadcaster's website. Two hours later, the episode ...

Kids should cut time spent online: experts

World / Science & Health | FOCUS Oct 29, 2013

Kids should cut time spent online: experts

Parents should limit kids' tweeting and texting and keep smartphones and laptops out of bedrooms, a pediatricians group says. The recommendations are bound to prompt eye-rolling and laughs from many teens but the influential American Academy of Pediatrics says parents need to know that unrestricted ...