Two women and a man are held for posting "false information," though flood victims say the government should have evacuated them.
He and others had celebrated the exiled spiritual leader's birthday in online conversations.
The military has filed a lawsuit against the farmers for continuing to plant on disputed acreage.
While a Vietnamese official breaks his silence on the Formosa steel plant chemical spill, questions remain over the facility's approval.
The survey comes as officials try to make legislative election candidates renounce the idea.
Zhao Gangfu is seeking political asylum in Thailand, where he fears he may yet be kidnapped by Chinese police.
The two men are found guilty of "illegal business activities," although their magazines were entirely legal in Hong Kong.
Southeast Asian foreign ministers reject strong wording over disputed ocean gateway.