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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...

Taiwan receives APEC funding for healthcare transformation project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) won funding from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum for its AI Box digital healthcare servic...

Senior U.S. diplomat Sherman to visit China - State Department

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will visit China on July 25-26, the State Department said on Wednesday, as the world's two largest economies seek to navigate a deeply troubled bilater...

Pacific Rim leaders agree to step up COVID vaccine sharing

Leaders of Asian Pacific nations agreed on Friday to step up COVID-19 vaccination sharing as China said it has pledged $3 billion in international aid to support coronavirus response efforts in develo...

World leaders dial in as New Zealand hosts special APEC meeting on pandemic

WELLINGTON, July 16 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden, Russia's Vladimir Putin, China's Xi Jinping and other world leaders meet virtually on Friday for the Asia-Pacific trade group APEC, se...

NZ PM Ardern discussed vaccines with U.S. President Biden ahead of APEC meet

WELLINGTON, July 16 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern discussed efforts to ensure vaccine availability in New Zealand and the Pacific region in a call with U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday, ...

Pacific Rim leaders discuss economic way out of pandemic

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden, his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Russian President Vladimir Putin are among Pacific Rim leaders gathe...

Taiwan taps TSMC founder Morris Chang for special APEC summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Morris Chang (張忠謀), the 90-year old founder of chip giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), will represent Taiwan at a July 16 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperati...

Asia-Pacific trade ministers mull pandemic, recovery

BANGKOK (AP) — Trade ministers from the Pacific Rim were discussing ways to build back better from the pandemic in an online meeting Saturday hosted by New Zealand. The Asia-Pacific Economic ...

US declines to confirm appointment of first-ever woman envoy to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Officials from both Taiwan and the United States declined to confirm media reports Friday (April 2) that Washington would appoint Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Sandr...

USTR's Tai highlights China, climate in talks with Japan, France, others

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai spoke on Tuesday with top officials in Japan, South Korea, Mexico, and France about shared interests ranging from concerns about China’s trading practices...

Canada's trade minister praises virtual meeting with Taiwan's economics minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Canadian International Trade Minister Mary Ng (伍鳳儀) on Thursday (March 11) tweeted her appreciation for a virtual meeting with Taiwanese Economics Minister Wang Mei-hua (王...