Taiwan-EU bilateral trade reaches new high

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan-EU bilateral trade achieved its highest record in 2016 with a total trade of €45.7 billion between the two countries, according to a report released by the European ...

Is Taiwan the new hub for Asian startups?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – MillionDC, an award winning Taiwan-based startup has launched a crowd funding campaign in a bid to connect startups in developing countries with Taiwan. The startup'...

Taiwan's exports grow for 8th straight month amid rising demand from SE Asia

Taiwan’s exports grew for the eighth consecutive month in May, increasing 8.4 percent year on year to US$25.52 billion, according to the Bureau of Foreign Trade under the Ministry of Economic Af...

Taiwan pharma association opens New Southbound office in Malaysia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- The Taiwan Pharmaceutical Manufacturer’s Association opened the New Southbound office in Kuala Lumpur last Thursday in order to strengthen the trade ties between Taiwan a...

New Southbound Policy boosts Taiwan exports to ASEAN nations by 17%

Taiwan’s exports to the 18 countries covered by the government’s New Southbound Policy picked up more steam during the first four months of the year, reflecting the effectiveness of the in...

Indonesia, Philippines front wider effort against militants

SINGAPORE (AP) — Joint patrols by three Southeast Asian countries in the Sulu Sea may be the start of a larger regional effort to keep Islamic militants at bay, officials said Sunday. ...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

Asia Pacific ministers meet seeking to finalize trade pact

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Trade ministers from the Asia Pacific are meeting in Hanoi to speed up negotiations seeking to finalize a regional trade pact amid fears of growing trade protectionism. ...

Draft a sign of progress on South China Sea code of conduct

BEIJING (AP) — A framework agreement between China and the Association of Southeast Asia Nations on a code of conduct in the South China Sea marks a potentially significant step toward cooling tension...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA: NKOREA-CYBERATTACK — Was the WannaCry cyberattack a North Korean job? Despite bits and pieces of evidence suggesting a possible link, experts warn there's nothing conclusive ye...

China reports progress on South China Sea code of conduct

BEIJING (AP) — China says it has reached agreement with the 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Asia Nations on the rough outline of a legally binding code of conduct designed to prevent clas...

Forum for ASEAN-Indian startups held in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Saturday, May 13 an event was hosted by the Global Brands Management Association GGC club Taipei in the Cosmos Hotel to promote ASEAN-Indian startups in Taiwan. ...

Philippine leader names his senator ally new foreign chief

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine senator who is a staunch defender of President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody crackdown on illegal drugs has been named the country's foreign secretary. ...

President Tsai touts mutually beneficial New Southbound Policy

President Tsai Ing-wen said May 5 that the government’s New Southbound Policy aims to build mutually beneficial economic relationships with Association of Southeast Asian Nations member states a...

Visa-free entry for Filipino citizens may be postponed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan’s offer of visa-free access for Philippine citizens may have to be postponed by one to two months due to “technical problems,” Chairman of the Manila Ec...