Former India ambassador supports trade agreement with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — India’s former ambassador to China said on Tuesday (Aug. 20) he strongly recommends that Taiwan and India consider a bilateral free trade pact based on their shared ...

Taiwan requests new trade talks with US under TIFA framework

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced on Tuesday (Aug. 14) that it has been in communication with the United States Trade Representative (USTR) offic...

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Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 12, the 224th day of 2019. There are 141 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 12,...

Mexico moves to make labor unions more democratic

MEXICO CITY (AP) — New rules to make Mexican labor union elections more democratic has taken effect, but unions have four years to comply with the measure requiring sected ballots on contracts. ...

Senate confirms Kelly Craft as US ambassador to UN

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed Kelly Craft to become the next U.S. envoy to the United Nations despite Democratic concerns about her inexperience and potential conflicts of interest. ...

New British prime minister could be great news for Taiwan

A fascinating letter from a Taiwanese-American reader was published in The Atlantic recently. The author explained that she was caught in a quandary on her views of US President Donald Trump. On th...

House representative reaffirms US support for Taiwan's self-defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. House Representative Michael McCaul on Wednesday (July 24) reaffirmed the U.S.’ support for Taiwan to protect itself from Chinese coercion while urging the two ...

Brazil president rebuts European criticism over environment

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is rebutting criticism from European leaders over his commitment to the environment. Bolsonaro said Thursday that foreign lea...

Vietnam becomes first Asian developing country to sign FTA with EU

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Vietnam and the European Union (EU) inked a free trade deal on Sunday (June 30), the first of its kind for a developing country in Asia. The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agree...

Vietnam, European Union sign free trade agreement

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam and the European Union signed a free trade agreement on Sunday, opening opportunities to further boost trade between the euro bloc and one of Southeast Asia's biggest man...

The Latest: Arizona Republicans urge passage of trade pact

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a meeting of the leaders of Arizona and Sonora, Mexico (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Arizona Republicans are urging U.S. House Speaker N...

The time is ripe for a U.S.-Taiwan free trade agreement: William Stanton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The United States needs to reach a bilateral trade agreement with Taiwan not just because it would be good for Taiwan, but even more so because it is in the best strategic inte...

Arizona, Sonora governors to meet at border conference

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey will meet with his counterpart from the Mexican border state of Sonora during a conference in Phoenix. Ducey, Sonora Gov. Claudia Pavlovich, U.S. Sen. ...

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Today in History Today is Thursday, June 27, the 178th day of 2019. There are 187 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 27,...

Guo Wengui: US willing to sink campaigns of Terry Gou, Han Kuo-yu in Taiwan election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Exiled Chinese real-estate tycoon and anti-communist gossip hound Guo Wengui (郭文貴) released a video statement on June 22 containing provocative assertions. Guo first declare...