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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. ...

APEC ministers call for recovery support, curbs on fishing, farm, fuel subsidies

Pacific Rim trade and foreign ministers on Tuesday pledged to sustain the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic while pursuing talks to curb subsidies for fisheries and agriculture at a forthcoming W...

APEC leaders meeting to chart path forward from pandemic

U.S. President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will have a rare virtual encounter this week as they gather online with other Pacific Rim leaders to chart a path to recovery out of the...

APEC leaders meeting to chart path forward from pandemic

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will have a rare virtual encounter this week as they gather online with other Pacific Rim leaders to char...

New Zealand hosts virtual APEC leaders' summit, focusing on pandemic recovery

Leaders of the Asia-Pacific trade group APEC will focus on the region's economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, emphasising supply chain support and decarbonising economies, at virtual ta...

Global COVID-19 cases hit 250 million, eastern Europe infections at record levels

Nov 8 (Reuters) - Global COVID-19 cases surpassed 250 million on Monday as some countries in eastern Europe experience record outbreaks, even as the Delta variant surge eases and many countries resume...

Taiwan to woo backers at APEC for bid to join Pacific trade pact

Taiwan will seek support for its bid to join a trans-Pacific trade pact when it attends a meeting of economic leaders of the Asia-Pacific group APEC next week, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday. ...

TSMC founder Morris Chang tapped to represent Taiwan at virtual APEC summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Morris Chang (張忠謀), the 90-year-old founder of chip giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), will once again represent Taiwan at the Asia Pacific Economic Coop...

APEC finance ministers agree to step up vaccine efforts

Oct 22 (Reuters) - Finance ministers from Asia-Pacific trade group APEC met on Friday and agreed to step up efforts to expand COVID-19 vaccine manufacture and supply, and support global vaccine sharin...

Data Sharing Key to Solving Asia’s Biggest Economic and Societal Challenges: Microsoft Asia Whitepaper

The whitepaper, created with the Open Data Institute, captures lessons from governments and organizations in Asia that have embarked on data sharing initiativesBuilding a foundation of trust, great...

CPTPP should not let Chinese intimidation stop Taiwan's entry: US-Taiwan Business Council

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The US-Taiwan Business Council (USTBC) has called on members of the Comprehensive & Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) to vote in favor of Tai...

AIT director discusses US-Taiwan cooperation with Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Sandra Oudkirk on Monday (Aug. 31) met with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) to discuss industrial development, education, and ...

Taiwan’s agriculture minister joins high-level APEC food security discussion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At the virtual APEC Food Safety Ministerial Meeting held on Thursday (Aug. 19), Council of Agriculture Minister Chen Chi-hung (陳吉仲) joined discussions on digital food safe...

Australia's envoy lays out work priorities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australia's envoy in Taiwan, who has just completed six months in the role, says she will continue to promote cooperation in trade, green energy, health, gender equali...