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Rappler shut down after reports critical of Philippine leader

MANILA — The Philippine securities commission has revoked the registration of an online news outfit known for its critical reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte, a move media watchdogs said is an act to muzzle the free press. The Securities and Exchange Commission said in a ruling made public Monday that Rappler violated the constitutional prohibition […]

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Chinese-American journalist says wife kidnapped by China

BEIJING — A Chinese-American journalist who extensively interviewed an exiled businessman says his wife has been kidnapped and held for months by Chinese security forces, adding a subplot to the high-stakes drama that has transfixed followers of Chinese politics. Chen Xiaoping, a New York-based editor at Chinese-language Mirror Media Group, told The Associated Press that […]