Japan open to Taiwan's CPTPP bid, urges it to solicit more support

The Japanese government welcomes all countries that can accept the principles and standards of a Japan-led international economic bloc, Taiwan included, and has called on Taipei to solicit support fro...

CPTPP membership open to those who accept free and fair standards: Japanese minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade agreement is open to countries or areas who accept free and fair stan...

Taiwan President asks Japanese legislator for help with CPTPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday asked visiting Japanese legislator Katsuyuki Kawai for support for Taiwan’s efforts to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Tran...

Taiwan reaffirms desire to join CPTPP trade deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) reaffirmed its desire to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) on Dec. 3...

Taiwan President meets Japanese parliamentary delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) met a group of lawmakers and youth members of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party in Taipei today. Tsai said she hopes that Japan...

KMT leader claims Japan may bar Taiwan from CPTPP over 'nuclear-food ban'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A leader of the Kuomindang (KMT) party has stirred speculation and raised tension between Japan and Taiwan, by claiming that recent referendum to ban the “nuclear fo...

Taiwan should ‘lie low’ amid U.S-China conflict: former U.S. official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is advised to lie low amid the tug of war between the U.S. and China while striving to secure a bilateral trade deal with the U.S., urged former director of the Ame...

Japanese envoy to Taiwan disappointed by food import ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japan’s top representative to Taiwan, Mikio Numata, said the referendum result calling for a ban on some Japanese food imports is disappointing, during an event in T...

Taiwan will continue CPTPP efforts despite comments by Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The government said Friday it would continue its efforts to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) despite comments by Japan it would be diffic...

Taiwan seeks Japan's support for joining CPTPP: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While meeting with Takao Fujii, a senior Japanese politician who currently chairs the national federation of Japan-Taiwan Friendship Associations, on Wednesday, President ...

Former US diplomats urge Taiwan-US free trade deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two former U.S. diplomats and a host of experts advocated for greater effort towards signing of a potential Taiwan-U.S. free trade agreement (FTA) yesterday. Former U.S...

Taiwan requests Japan's assistance to join CPTPP at trade meeting that concluded today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At an annual trade meeting today (Nov. 30), Taiwan delegates once again requested Japan’s assistance in joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans...

Taiwan to continue CPTPP efforts: Economics Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan will continue its efforts to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), hoping for results when ministers of its 11 members meet in January...

Taiwan's APEC tasks achieved: envoy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s envoy to the APEC Leaders Meeting, Morris Chang (張忠謀), said his delegation completed all the tasks assigned by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) during his&...

Taiwan to advocate for CPTPP membership on sidelines of APEC summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will put its case forward and seek support for its ascension to the CPTPP trade agreement on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders M...