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China lashes out at Abe over former leader's Taiwan warning

BEIJING (AP) — China lashed out at Shinzo Abe Wednesday after the former Japanese prime minister warned of the serious security and economic consequences of any Chinese military action against self-ru...

Taiwan hopes to intensify trade with Mexico in CPTPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If Taiwan joins the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), it will intensify trade relations with Mexico, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡...

Trade between Taiwan and Singapore surges 36%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Trade between Taiwan and Singapore surged by 36% to reach US$31.1 billion (NT$861.67 billion) for the period from January to October despite the continuing COVID-19 pandem...

Taiwan closely monitors US plans for Indo-Pacific economic structure outside CPTPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan said Thursday (Nov. 25) it was closely monitoring plans by the United States to create a new Indo-Pacific economic and trade framework after the North American coun...

Singapore foreign minister sees complications in Taiwan’s CPTPP bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan would welcome Taiwan’s bid to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)...

Japanese lawmakers call for Taiwan’s entry to CPTPP with ‘Kobe Declaration’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 7th Summit on Taiwan-Japan Exchanges on Friday (Nov. 12) was attended by an unprecedented number of Japanese politicians, who expressed their support for Taiwan's ...

Pacific leaders agree on vaccines but not on US hosting APEC

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Pacific Rim leaders agreed to do all they can to improve access to coronavirus vaccines and reduce carbon emissions, but failed to reach agreement on whether the U.S. sh...

China's leader Xi warns against 'Cold War' in Asia-Pacific

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Thursday against letting tensions in the Asian-Pacific region cause a relapse into a Cold War mentality. His remar...

APEC finds agreement on vaccines, carbon but tensions remain

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Making coronavirus vaccines more accessible and reducing carbon emissions were two key pledges that Pacific Rim senior officials could agree to Wednesday. ...

APEC ministers call for recovery support, curbs on fishing, farm, fuel subsidies

Pacific Rim trade and foreign ministers on Tuesday pledged to sustain the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic while pursuing talks to curb subsidies for fisheries and agriculture at a forthcoming W...

New Zealand supports Taiwan's inclusion in CPTPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Zealand Government has said that it has always welcomed nations willing to abide by the rules of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Part...

New Zealand hosts virtual APEC leaders' summit, focusing on pandemic recovery

Leaders of the Asia-Pacific trade group APEC will focus on the region's economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, emphasising supply chain support and decarbonising economies, at virtual ta...

Taiwan to woo backers at APEC for bid to join Pacific trade pact

Taiwan will seek support for its bid to join a trans-Pacific trade pact when it attends a meeting of economic leaders of the Asia-Pacific group APEC next week, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday. ...

TSMC founder Morris Chang tapped to represent Taiwan at virtual APEC summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Morris Chang (張忠謀), the 90-year-old founder of chip giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), will once again represent Taiwan at the Asia Pacific Economic Coop...

Japan defense minister warns of Crimea-style invasion of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo referred to Russia's annexation of Crimea in a prerecorded video for a virtual event on Friday (Oct. 22) which, according to Nikkei ...