Asia

Report: China Could Use Huawei Cloud to Blackmail Global Economies

A report published by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) warns China could gain “coercive leverage” – in essence, blackmail material – over Asian, African, and Latin American countries thanks to telecom giant Huawei’s strategy to provide massive amounts of Internet storage to dozens of governments at discounted prices.

Chinese

Tiananmen Massacre Survivor: China an ‘Existential Threat’ to the World

Beijing’s decision to hide the severity of the novel coronavirus during the early stages of the outbreak, a move that allowed the disease to spill over to other countries, has rendered communist China an “existential threat” to the globe, a survivor of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre proclaimed on Wednesday.

BEIJING, CHINA - MAY 02: Chinese paramilitary police wear protective masks as they guard the entrance to the Forbidden City as it re-opened to limited visitors for the May holiday, on May 2, 2020 in Beijing, China. Beijing lowered its risk level after more than three months Thursday in advance …

Coronavirus Hits News Media and Hollywood as Advertising Sales Decline

The coronavirus has already hammered the travel and airline sectors as more consumers are opting  to stay at home to avoid getting sick. Now the virus has claimed another economic victim: the news media and Hollywood, which are feeling the financial ripple effects of a weakening advertising market.

The Hollywood sign is seen from Hollywood Boulevard, on the site of the upcoming Academy Award ceremony on February 21, 2019 in Hollywood. - The annual Academy Awards ceremony will take place on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

World Health Organization Rings Alarm on Coronavirus ‘Fake News’

Governments across Asia are increasing censorship efforts and media controls to suppress “fake news” about the Wuhan coronavirus epidemic, a problem the World Health Organization (WHO) also expressed concerns about on Tuesday. Free speech advocates are worried about rising censorship levels in a region that already had serious problems with authoritarianism.

A girl wears a face mask as she sits on a suitcase at the Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. A fourth person has died in an outbreak of a new coronavirus in China, authorities said Tuesday, as more places stepped up medical screening of travelers …