Reuters: White House asks U.S. agencies to detail all China-related funding

WASHINGTON, Sept 4 (Reuters) - The White House has asked U.S. government agencies for extensive details of any funding that seeks to counter China's global influence and business practices, or sup...

Taiwan ally Palau invites US to build military bases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Pacific ally of Palau has invited the United States to build military bases as a counterweight against growing Chinese influence in the region, reports said...

Analysis: China's rise takes the world into uncharted waters

BEIJING (AP) — Twice in the 20th century, Japan challenged the West, first in a military-led attempt to become an imperial power and then as an industrial powerhouse. Now it is China’s turn to take th...

Pompeo announces fresh restrictions on Chinese diplomats in U.S.

The United States said on Wednesday (Sept. 2) it would require senior Chinese diplomats to get State Department approval before visiting U.S. university campuses or holding cultural events with more t...

US-Taiwan Business Council urges Washington to sign BTA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lotta Danielsson, vice president of the non-profit U.S.-Taiwan Business Council, is urging Washington to sign a bilateral trade agreement (BTA) with Taipei after Taiwan an...

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's departure signals the end of an era in Tokyo

On Monday, Shinzo Abe set a record for being Japan's longest-serving prime minister since 1885. Just four days later, the 65-year-old politician announced he was retiring. His term was scheduled t...

Maldives: India seeks to counter China influence with bridge project

India pledged $500 million (€422 million) towards funding a project in the Maldives on Thursday to help the island nation connect its capital to three nearby islands, as New Delhi seeks a riposte...

Pompeo opens anti-China, anti-Russia tour in Czech Republic

PRAGUE (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the Czech Republic at the start of a four-nation tour of central and eastern Europe expected to focus on threats to the region posed by Russia a...

Central, Eastern Europe on Pompeo's itinerary for next trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to central and Eastern Europe next week to discuss efforts to counter Russian and Chinese influence in the region and talk about U.S. troop...

US names new Arctic envoy in push to expand reach in region

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday named a special envoy for the Arctic, filling a post that had been vacant for more than three years as the administration seeks a greater role i...

US and Australia to join hands against ‘fake news’ from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two of Australia’s top ministers are flying to the United States on Sunday (July 26) to discuss a joint campaign against disinformation by countries such as China, a...

China says it's not trying to replace US, won't be bullied

BEIJING (AP) — China isn't seeking to confront or replace the United States as the world's top technological power, but will fight back against “malicious slander" and attacks from Washington, a forei...

Trump signs bill, order rebuking China, and slams Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed legislation and an executive order on Tuesday that he said will hold China accountable for its oppressive actions against the people of Hong Kong,...

US grapples with pandemic as its origins are traced in China

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) — The United States was grappling with the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world on Monday, as Florida shattered the national record for a state’s largest single-day inc...

Pompeo says Taiwan's WHO exclusion shows it puts politics ahead of health

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explained Thursday (July 9) the reasons behind the country's withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO), stressing the hea...