China pressured media outlets in Taiwan: U.S. human rights report

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/03/12
By:  Central News Agency

U.S. Department of State issues annual human rights report on Wednesday.  (AP photo)

China has pressured media outlets in Taiwan to produce news in line with its political priorities, according to the latest human rights report released by the United States Wednesday (March 11).

The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, issued annually by the U.S. State Department, analyzed 199 countries and regions in 2019.

The section on Taiwan covers the country's judicial system, government transparency, workers' rights, freedom of expression, citizens' involvement in politics, and cases of discrimination and abuse toward minorities.

Regarding Taiwan's press freedom, the report said that independent media outlets were active in the country and freely expressed their views without restriction from the Taiwanese government.    [FULL  STORY]

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