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European Values Center opens in Taiwan to monitor Chinese interference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Czech think tank European Values Center (EVC) for Security Policy is planning to open a branch in Taiwan this year. On Tuesday (April 20), Taiwan's Representati...

US President Joe Biden to meet Japanese PM for first White House meeting

US President Joe Biden is expected to meet Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga at the White House on Friday, as the Biden administration seeks to strengthen its alliances in the Asia-Pacific to cou...

Breakingviews - China plus bitcoin is a marriage of convenience

Tech mogul Peter Thiel suggested this week that China might use bitcoin as a “financial weapon” to unseat government-backed currencies in general and the U.S. dollar in particular. The Peo...

Is China using COVID aid to increase influence in Sri Lanka?

Over the past few months, China has been boosting its vaccine diplomacy efforts, pledging and shipping increasing numbers of COVID vaccines to a number of countries worldwide, particularly in Asia. ...

US lawmakers suggest letting Taiwan fill void left by Confucius Institutes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of Republican lawmakers recently penned a letter to the U.S. Department of Education suggesting it replace the Chinese government-affiliated Confucius Institutes w...

Beijing pressures Taiwan media deemed anti-China: US State Department

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A newly released report by the U.S. State Department alleges that Beijing seeks to influence news reports about China by pressuring advertisers and the parent companies of...

US promotes English teacher training base in southern Taiwan amid closer ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The top American representative to Taiwan hailed the U.S.-Taiwan Education Initiative as a boost for Taiwan’s effort to go bilingual as he attended the Bilingual Edu...

China outlines COVID-origin findings, ahead of WHO report

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials briefed diplomats Friday on the ongoing research into the origin of COVID-19, ahead of the expected release of a long-awaited report from the World Health Organization...

US seeks to strengthen security ties with India

The US would like to elevate and strengthen its security cooperation with India, especially in information sharing and logistics, the US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told India's Defense Ministe...

Myanmar factory attacks put focus on Chinese influence

BANGKOK (AP) — Confusion over what exactly happened during recent attacks on factories in Myanmar has highlighted the complex and troubled nature of the country's relations with China amid a broad pub...

Biden's secretary of state makes overseas debut with visit to Japan, Korea

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin were set to meet counterparts in Tokyo on Tuesday (March 16), highlighting a focus by the new Washington administration on all...

Sri Lanka approves new port development with India and Japan

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government said Tuesday it will allow India and Japan to develop a new container terminal at the country's main port, several weeks after scrapping a deal with th...

Portugal: Controversy over German medics in private clinic

Dinora Januarios says that she experienced the worst day of her life less than four weeks ago. The young nurse had just started her shift in the intensive care unit at the Hospital de Santa Maria in L...

China accuses Australian journalist of 'supplying state secrets'

Six months after being detained in China, journalist Cheng Lei was formally arrested on suspicion of illegally supplying state secrets overseas, China and Australia's foreign ministries said on Mo...

Taiwan military researcher observes Australia's efforts to counter Chinese expansion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese military researcher Paul Huang (黃恩浩) recently published a briefing highlighting the steps Australia has taken in response to China's expansion into the South...