Taiwan mayor talks Indo-Pacific strategy at Washington DC event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a speech given at Washington D.C.’s Wilson Center on July 10, Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) broached the topics of security in the Indo-Pacific region and th...

Slovakia president calls out human rights abuses in meeting with China's foreign minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Providing an example of good leadership in her first weeks in office, the new President of Slovakia, Zuzana Caputova, met with China’s Foreign Minister, Wang Yi (王毅)...

China's largesse in Tonga threatens future of Pacific nation

NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga (AP) — The days unfold at a leisurely pace in Tonga, a South Pacific archipelago with no traffic lights or fast-food chains, and where snuffling pigs roam dusty roads. Y...

China's largesse in Tonga threatens future of Pacific nation

NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga (AP) — The days unfold at a leisurely pace in Tonga, a South Pacific archipelago with no traffic lights or fast-food chains, and where snuffling pigs roam dusty roads. Y...

US-China trade war may be the end for Belt and Road funding

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s massive infrastructure project for the Eastern Hemisphere, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), may be moving slowly towards a dead-end according to some rece...

Turkey's Erdogan affirms importance of ties with China

BEIJING (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an ostensible U.S. NATO ally, has affirmed the importance of ties with key American rival China at a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in...

Australians’ trust in China falls to record low: Lowy Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Australians are losing faith in China, with only 32 percent believing that it as a responsible player in the world, according to the 2019 Lowy Poll conducted by the Lowy I...

Taiwan urged to beware of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A scholar has urged Taiwan's government to be wary of increased Chinese influence in the South Pacific as Beijing adjusts its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), according...

Sold into marriage, Pakistani women endure rapes in China

FAISALABAD, Pakistan (AP) — At first, in her desperate calls home to her mother in Pakistan, Natasha Masih couldn't bring herself to say what they were doing to her. All the 19-year-...

Far Eastern Group chairman believes US trade war is good for China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chairman of the Far Eastern Group (遠東集團), Douglas Hsu (徐旭東), believes that in the future China will be able to say “Thank you Trump” for engaging the count...

Former president still looms over Kazakh election

MOSCOW (AP) — For the first time in nearly three decades of independence, Kazakhstan is holding a presidential election without Nursultan Nazarbayev on the ballot. But the longtime leader of the oil-r...

Taiwan’s ranking in Asia Power Index down as diplomatic influence wanes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is ranked 14th in the latest Asia Power Index, published by the Sydney-based Lowy Institute on Tuesday (May 28), and is the only country from the index marked by a ...

Taiwan missed a chance to sign FTA due to Fukushima food ban: Japan academic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Democratic Progressive Party government missed an opportunity to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Japan when it came to power in 2016 because it failed to resolv...

Xi Jinping and the 'Chinese Dream'

The rest of the world rubs its eyes in astonishment. In just under three decades, China has transformed itself from being a bitter-poor developing country into a global economic power. Beijing now has...

China's ambitious foreign policy agenda

Chinese President Xi Jinping certainly does not lack confidence. He has suggested a new chapter in great power politics on the basis of joint Chinese-US world leadership, also known as the Group of Tw...