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Naval association rejects Taiwan after pressure from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An international association of naval attaches based in Washington, D.C. has rejected members from Taiwan after pressure from China, reports said Friday (Jan. 14). The ...

CUHK Business School Research Finds the Rise of Rail Along China’s Belt and Road Stimulates the Maritime Freight Market and Local Economies

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 13 January 2022 - The Belt and Road Initiative, announced in 2013, represents China's most ambitious effort yet to strengthen its physical connectivity to the world. A...

UK utility apologizes for advice to cuddle pets to stay warm

LONDON (AP) — One of Britain’s largest energy suppliers has apologized for advising customers to cuddle with pets or challenge children to hula hoop competitions to keep warm without turning up the he...

US once again thinks Taiwan is 'unsinkable aircraft carrier'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Washington’s return to its historic policy of ensuring Taiwan’s security, so as to wield geopolitical advantage over Beijing is explored in a new Financial Tim...

Draghi says he's done his job, as he eyes Italian presidency

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Mario Draghi said Wednesday his government has accomplished most of what it set out do to in fighting the pandemic and restoring economic growth — signaling for the first t...

HarperCollins settles lawsuit with Roman Abramovich

UK publisher HarperCollins and Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich settled a libel suit Wednesday over the book "Putin's People" by Catherine Belton. A former Financial Times corresponden...

Foreign ministry praises Lithuania's unwavering support for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following Lithuania’s decision on Wednesday (Dec. 15) to withdraw its remaining diplomats from China, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) lauded the Baltic nation...

U.S. to blacklist 8 more Chinese companies, including DJI over Uyghur surveillance

The United States will add eight Chinese companies, including the world’s largest commercial drone manufacturer DJI Technology Co Ltd, to an investment blacklist this week, the Financial Times r...

Taiwan denies issuing a loan of US$100 million to Nicaragua before diplomatic break

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Saturday (Dec. 11) denied reports that President Tsai Ing-wen had agreed to a new US$100 million (NT$2.76 billion) loan to Nicara...

WHO tells Asia-Pacific to brace for Omicron as variant spreads

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned Asia-Pacific countries on Friday to boost healthcare capacity and fully vaccinate their people to prepare for a surge in COVID-19 cases as the Omicron varian...

Taiwan president features in FT's 25 most influential women of 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is featured on a list of the 25 most influential women in the world published by London’s FT Magazine. On Thursday (Dec. 2), t...

Ireland: UK-EU deal on Brexit trade spat unlikely this year

LONDON (AP) — The British and Irish governments expressed optimism Thursday that a thorny spat between the U.K. and the European Union over Northern Ireland trade can be resolved, but Ireland's top di...

China's demographic crisis to up sales of products for elderly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More Chinese adults will be wearing diapers than babies within the next few years. Diaper industry sources predict the crossover point will come around 2025, when the m...

CUHK Business School Research Finds Rents in Asia-Pacific Fell Dramatically but Property Prices Stayed Strong During the Pandemic

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 2 December 2021 - Empty office buildings, hotel rooms and shopping malls – these are the facts of life in the post-pandemic new normal. They are also the results o...

Stocks sink as omicron, rate worries rattle Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Already unnerved by the newest coronavirus variant, Wall Street's losses deepened on Tuesday after the head of the Federal Reserve said it will consider shutting off its support for fi...