Yimou Lee

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24 Aug 2018 | 4:44 PM

China seeks domination, U.S. says, after El Salvador dumps Taiwan

WASHINGTON/TAIPEI (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday attacked El Salvador's decision to ditch diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favour of China, saying the change was of grave concern to Washington and warning that China was offering economic inducements to seek domination.

21 Aug 2018 | 2:17 PM

Taiwan says China 'out of control' as it loses El Salvador to Beijing

TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Taiwan vowed on Tuesday to fight China's "increasingly out of control" behaviour after Taipei lost another ally to Beijing when El Salvador became the third country to switch allegiances to China this year.

16 Aug 2018 | 4:51 PM

Taiwan bakery chain disappears from major Chinese food apps amid Tsai visit row

Chinese food delivery platforms Meituan-Dianping and have taken down listings for Taiwan's 85 Degrees Celsius Bakery Cafe, checks on their apps showed, amid boycott calls from social media users who said the chain supported Taiwan independence.

Checks on Tencent-backed Meituan-Dianping and Alibaba-owned's apps on Thursday showed that the option for users to order food deliveries from 85 Degrees stores was no longer available. — Reuters
14 Aug 2018 | 4:07 PM

South Korea marks first 'comfort women' day, joined by protestors in Taiwan

SEOUL/TAIPEI (Reuters) - People in South Korea and Taiwan unveiled monuments and staged protests on Tuesday to mark Japan's wartime use of "comfort women", a euphemism for girls and women forced to work in Japan's wartime brothels.

12 Jun 2018 | 9:32 PM

Witness no-show as Reuters reporters mark six months in Myanmar detention

YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar police investigator failed to show up at court on Tuesday to testify as a prosecution witness against two Reuters reporters who were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret government papers.

12 Jun 2018 | 11:27 AM

Reuters reporters say deprived of sleep during Myanmar probe

YANGON (Reuters) - (This June 11 story has been refiled to fix typo in paragraph three.)

8 Jun 2018 | 8:03 PM

Myanmar hardline monks vow to stay on Facebook despite ban

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's hardline monks will dodge bans on Facebook and keep using it to "tell the truth", they said on Friday, after the social media giant barred several Buddhist nationalists for hate messages targeting Rohingya Muslims.

5 Jun 2018 | 8:51 PM

Myanmar defence lawyers say documents from Reuters reporters' phones 'not secret'

YANGON (Reuters) - Documents Myanmar police say they found on the mobile phones of two Reuters reporters accused of possessing state secrets were not confidential, defence lawyers said on Tuesday, because the information was publicly available before they were arrested.

4 Jun 2018 | 11:32 PM

Defence says Myanmar police withheld evidence from Reuters reporters' phones

YANGON (Reuters) - Data that could support the defence of two Reuters reporters accused of possessing secret documents in Myanmar was missing from police phone evidence submitted to a court by prosecutors, their lawyers said on Monday.

30 May 2018 | 8:29 PM

Myanmar anti-war protesters call on Suu Kyi to act against 'violent' police

YANGON (Reuters) - Anti-war protesters in Myanmar on Wednesday urged government leader Aung San Suu Kyi to take action against police who this month broke up a peace rally and arrested them, and raised new concern about freedom of speech.