Expensive APEC summit sows division in host Papua New Guinea

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — After three decades of promoting free trade as a panacea to poverty, the APEC grouping of nations that includes the U.S. and China is holding its lavish annual le...

Pence, Abe discuss trade, NKorea ahead of regional summits

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss bilateral trade and to touch base on their policies on North Korea as the two sides tried to showcase ...

Pence in Japan to discuss trade, N. Korea before summits

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Tokyo on an overnight visit to discuss North Korea and other issues with Japanese officials before heading to two regional summits. ...

Trump-dumped Pacific trade pact to commence in December, Taiwan pleads its case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Zealand government announced today that six countries have completed the domestic approval procedures for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pac...

Promoting security and economic cooperation a priority in building stronger Taiwan-US ties: AIT director 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At his first press conference held Wednesday after assuming the position as director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) in August, Brent Christensen specified ...

What Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro wants to change

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil's presidency Sunday on promises to overhaul several aspects of Latin America's largest nation. A glance at the top issues that cou...

Australia kowtows to China over trade deal with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Political pressure from China has killed a free trade agreement between Taiwan and Australia before it even came to fruition, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. Taiwan ...

Trade war having significant impact on Chinese industries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Ministry of Commerce announced yesterday, Oct. 18, that the ongoing U.S.-China trade war is having significant effects on specific industries in China. Sp...

Russian and Egyptian presidents meet to boost trade

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is hosting his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi for talks focusing on ways to boost trade between the two nations. The two le...

US state of Wyoming sets up Taipei trade office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. state of Wyoming’s Taipei trade office was officially opened on Oct. 3 by Governor Matt Mead, in a bid to foster greater economic, technological, and touris...

Can Trump's bullying style deliver more trade breakthroughs?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has muscled Canada into joining a revamped North American trade deal, sealed a pact with South Korea and coaxed a reluctant Japan into agreeing to one-on-one...

Asian markets fall on US-China trade worries

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares fell on Tuesday as relief that the United States had brokered a trade deal with Canada gave way to concerns that negotiations with China were at a standstill. ...

Asian shares rebound on strong US economic data

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets rebounded on Friday as strong U.S. economic data supported the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng...

'Now a good time for Taiwan to pursue new trade agreement with US'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese legislator and Vice-Chairman of the Taiwan External Development Council, Chuang Suo-hang (莊碩漢) was in Washington D.C. on Sept. 27 to speak at the Center For Stra...

US, Japan agree to negotiate a free trade agreement

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and Japan announced Wednesday they will open negotiations on a bilateral trade agreement between the world's first- and third-largest economies. ...