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China Objects to Facebook Labeling State-Controlled Media Organizations

The Chinese Foreign Ministry objected on Friday to Facebook’s policy that state-controlled media organizations will now be labeled as such. Authoritarian regimes such as China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea invariably have state-run media, which they would prefer unwitting readers to see as credible independent news organizations.

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during his online video link press conference during the National People's Congress (NPC) at the media centre in Beijing on May 24, 2020. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP) (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via 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 …

Singapore Censors Discussion of Hong Kong Protests

Hong Kong restaurateur and YouTube celebrity Alex Yeung is under investigation by Singapore police for holding a discussion of the Hong Kong protests in a Singaporean bar last month, purportedly a violation of Singapore’s strict regulations on public assembly.

Hong Kongers defy police with unauthorized protest

China Pushes Communist Vietnam as Trump-Kim Summit Host

Chinese state media endorsed the idea of communist Vietnam hosting the upcoming summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, following a report by the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun on Tuesday indicating Hanoi is under consideration as the proposed location.

Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump are expected to have a second meeting soon, following their first summit in Singapore last year

Zimbabwe Pays for Robert Mugabe’s 5,000-Mile Flight to Singapore

The impoverished government of Zimbabwe reportedly chartered a medical flight to Singapore on Sunday for deposed dictator Robert Mugabe, the kleptocrat and crackpot socialist responsible for impoverishing the country. Meanwhile, Zimbabweans are told their government lacks the funds to deal with an outbreak of cholera.

Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses media on July 29 during a surprise press conference at his residence "Blue Roof " in Harare