By Peter Enav The Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — While ties between China and Taiwan may be closer than at any time since they split in a civil war, that said, formal Communist Party congress being held in Beijing highlights how far apart the two sides are politically.
China’s school bus donation to Macedonia derided and criticized
By Louise Watt Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s donation of school buses to tiny Macedonia has touched off derision online, where Chinese have called the gift ill-considered given their country’s poor safety record and a recent crash that killed 19 preschoolers.
China’s microblogs facing new restrictions
By Cara Anna The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s Twitter-like microblogs are facing new threats of censorship. The country’s top microblogs either are down for maintenance or now display a “beta” tag to indicate they are in a testing phase, though they have been operating for months. Users worry that the explanations are cover-ups […]