Taiwan economy can keep growing without China: Wall Street Journal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The landslide victory for President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) may not matter as much to the economy as some investors might think, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday (Jan. 1...

Taiwan becomes Vietnam's fifth largest foreign investor

Taiwan was the fifth-largest foreign investor in Vietnam for the first 11 months of 2019, the Ministry of Economic Affairs' (MOEA) statistics department reported Monday. From January to Novembe...

Business leaders express optimism about Taiwan’s economy in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's economy will continue on the positive course started last year with the return of investors evading United States tariffs against China, but the government wi...

KMT calls Taiwan 'orphan of global economy'

The Kuomintang (KMT) campaign office of presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) held a press conference on Wednesday (Dec. 11) announcing his determination to seal regional trade agreements once elect...

Japan fully supports Taiwan’s accession to CPTPP: Japanese MP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Diet member Keiji Furuya voiced Japan's full support for Taiwan’s accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership...

Malaysia should support CPTPP membership for Taiwan: TIAM head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During its annual general meeting on Saturday (Oct. 5), the Taipei Investors’ Association in Malaysia (TIAM) called on the Malaysian government to support Taiwan&rsq...

Taiwan seeks Japan's backing for CPTPP membership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Taiwan-Japan Trade and Economic Sustainability Forum was held in Taipei on Friday (Sept. 6) to drum up support for Taiwan's entry into the Comprehensive and P...

Taiwan president meets Japanese politicians, voices support for Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) received a delegation from Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Tuesday (Aug. 20) and vowed to bolster relations between Taiwan and...

Taiwan lowers tariffs on 15 imported foods

TIAPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan on Wednesday (July 3) passed amendments to lower tariffs on 15 imported food products in order to gain leverage and enter negotiations for a transnati...

Taiwan president defends record in TV appearance ahead of DPP primaries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) put up a strong defense of her record in government in a televised policy presentation Saturday (June 8) aimed at winning the Democratic Progr...

Meeting in Chile, ministers praise Pacific Rim trade pact

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The trade ministers of Singapore, Japan and New Zealand are highlighting the benefits to their countries of a Pacific Rim trade agreement formed after President Donald Trump aba...

Taiwan’s William Lai met with former prime ministers during Japan trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) met with three of Japan’s former prime ministers on Friday (May 10) – Yoshihiko Noda(野田佳彥), Yoshirō Mori (森喜朗) and Toshiki Kaifu (海...

Taiwan ex-Premier’s speech in Japan to receive extra attention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) might be addressing hundreds when he speaks in Tokyo Sunday (May 12) about the common challenges facing Taiwan and Japan. The Democrati...

In talks with Japanese politicians, William Lai seeks support for Taiwan's participation in CPTPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) met with a number of high-profile Japanese politicians on Thursday (May 9) in talks of supporting Taiwan’ participation in the trans...

Taiwan's Executive Yuan passes tariff cuts to secure support for CPTPP bid

The Executive Yuan on Thursday passed a draft amendment that seeks to lower tariffs on 15 agricultural and aquatic products, in the government's latest effort to secure membership of the Comprehen...