Taiwan’s equal marriage momentous, but best seen as Tsai’s final achievement

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Last Friday was a momentous day in the history of Taiwan. It was on Friday, May 17 that the Legislative Yuan finally passed legislation permitting same-sex marriage in a ...

Time for Taiwan to launch a campaign of guerrilla diplomacy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This is the first of a two part series on why Taiwan should take bolder actions in international diplomacy to encourage increased political engagement across the globe, an...

Taiwan Legislature moves to limit activities of former officers in China

TAIPEI (CNA) -- An amendment bill to limit the activities of retired high-ranking Taiwanese military officers and other categories of former officials during visits to China cleared the committee stag...

India's ruling party claims victory with wide lead in votes

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party claimed it won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday's vote count, while the head of the main opposition party co...

Global markets rise after Wall Street fall on Huawei anxiety

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday after anxiety over U.S. curbs on sales to Chinese tech giant Huawei dragged down Wall Street. Benchmarks in London, Fra...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street fall on Huawei anxiety

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after anxiety over U.S. restrictions on sales to Chinese tech giant Huawei pulled Wall Street lower. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Seoul and ...

Technology stocks push the market lower; Dow falls 140

NEW YORK (AP) — A broad slide by technology companies pushed U.S. stocks lower in morning trading on Wall Street Monday, extending losses into another week. The U.S. decision to ban ...

China's Xinhua mistakenly reports 'US Trade War reaches cease-fire'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – There appears to be some confusion or mixed messages among Chinese media outlets regarding the trade war between Washington and Beijing. At 7:00 a.m. on Monday morning,...

China's technology tactics irk its trading partners

BEIJING (AP) — For four decades, Beijing has cajoled or pressured foreign companies to hand over technology. And its trading partners say if that didn't work, China stole what it wanted. ...

Understanding China/CCP: Is Huawei’s ‘no-spy agreement’ really going to work?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Chinese company Huawei, founded in Shenzhen in 1987, has become one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of telecom equipment in the world. It claims to be a private ...

Weak legal case could still benefit Trump in Congress clash

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all President Donald Trump's talk of winning, his lawyers are using a legal argument that many scholars say is a pretty sure loser to try to defy congressional attempts to invest...

A manifesto for media reform in Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Last weekend, dozens of senior officials from right across Taiwan’s mainstream media attended an industry summit. There’s nothing strange about that, you may thi...

KMT bigwigs slam Tsai for extending travel restriction

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and former Vice President Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) criticized President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) Friday for what they called an abuse of power, after learning the...

Xi Jinping and the 'Chinese Dream'

The rest of the world rubs its eyes in astonishment. In just under three decades, China has transformed itself from being a bitter-poor developing country into a global economic power. Beijing now has...

China's ambitious foreign policy agenda

Chinese President Xi Jinping certainly does not lack confidence. He has suggested a new chapter in great power politics on the basis of joint Chinese-US world leadership, also known as the Group of Tw...