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The Launch of the 2021 Taiwan Open of Surfing in Jinzun and Shanyuan, Taitung

TAITUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 25 November 2021 - Taitung has hosted the Taiwan Open of Surfing, the largest of its kind in Taiwan, in Jinzun, Taitung County for 11 consecutive years. This year'...

Joining CPTPP at top of Taiwan’s strategic agenda for 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is of the utmost importance for Taiwan as it works to promote the collective prosperity of the ...

Taiwan celebrates 30 years in APEC by donating US$1.5 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is marking 30 years in the Asia-Pacific Economic Community (APEC) by donating US$1.5 million (NT$41.69 million) to the regional trade organization. The Asia-Paci...

Biden and China's Xi will hold virtual meeting on Monday

U.S. President Joe Biden will hold a virtual meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Monday, the White House said, talks Washington hopes will create some stability amid increased tensions between t...

TSMC founder leverages Taiwan’s chipmaking prowess to lobby for CPTPP bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) founder Morris Chang (張忠謀) made a case for Taiwan’s inclusion in the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Pa...

APEC leaders vow to tackle economic recovery, COVID-19, climate

WELLINGTON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum vowed on Friday to address economic recovery in the region by shoring up supply chains, tackling labour iss...

Biden-Xi set virtual summit for Monday to discuss tensions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and China's Xi Jinping will hold their much-anticipated virtual summit on Monday evening as the two sides look to dial back tensions after a rough start to the U....

Biden and China's Xi will hold virtual meeting on Monday night

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden will hold a virtual meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Monday, the White House said, talks Washington hopes will create some stability amid incre...

Pacific leaders agree on vaccines but not on US hosting APEC

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Pacific Rim leaders agreed to do all they can to improve access to coronavirus vaccines and reduce carbon emissions, but failed to reach agreement on whether the U.S. sh...

TSMC founder to seek APEC summit support for Taiwan’s CPTPP bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) founder Morris Chang (張忠謀) will use his participation at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) virtual summit to seek ...

German leader Merkel says people have duty to get vaccinated

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that people have a duty to get vaccinated against the coronavirus to protect others. She spoke as Germany g...

Taiwan's MOFA rejects Beijing's 'one China' principle in APEC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) shut down China’s demand that Taiwan must abide by the “one China” principle if it continues participating in Asia...

China's leader Xi warns against 'Cold War' in Asia-Pacific

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Thursday against letting tensions in the Asian-Pacific region cause a relapse into a Cold War mentality. His remar...

Youth urge Pacific Rim leaders to act on climate, pandemic

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Young people living in Pacific Rim countries want to see more ambition from their leaders when it comes to tackling climate change and to see money devoted to a shared f...

APEC finds agreement on vaccines, carbon but tensions remain

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Making coronavirus vaccines more accessible and reducing carbon emissions were two key pledges that Pacific Rim senior officials could agree to Wednesday. ...