US-China trade war may be the end for Belt and Road funding

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s massive infrastructure project for the Eastern Hemisphere, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), may be moving slowly towards a dead-end according to some rece...

Taiwan military officials expect approval for US$2.6 billion arms deal 'within days'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The sale of 108 M1A2 Abrams tanks and missile defense systems to Taiwan is on track for approval in Washington D.C., according to unnamed Taiwan government officials. R...

Taiwan among four ‘victors’ in Asia amid US-China trade feud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan joins South Korea, Vietnam, and Bangladesh as a victor in the protracted trade battle between China and the United States, according to reports. The U.S. importe...

US-China trade war could lead to global recession

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Economist Nouriel Roubini, known for his accurate prediction of the 2008 financial crisis, believes the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China may cause another global re...

Asian shares mostly lower after fresh S&P 500 record high

TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday as the euphoria from President Donald Trump's truce with China's Xi Jinping on trade faded. The retreat followed yet anothe...

TSMC completes ex-dividend rebound in just 6 trading days

Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, moved sharply higher Monday to return to the level the stock was at before going ex-dividend on Jun...

China could lose role as world's factory despite a trade truce: The New York Times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The New York Times (NYT) reported on June 29 that China could still lose its decades-long status as the world’s factory even after the tentative trade cease-fire rea...

Trump's reversal on Huawei draws harsh criticism from US lawmakers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Trump’s backtracking from a ban on U.S. companies doing business with Chinese telecom giant Huawei has triggered serious criticism from lawmakers in the U.S. Repu...

The Latest: Trump, Chinese leader hold talks on trade at G20

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit meetings in Osaka, Japan (all times local): 12:15 p.m. President Donald Trump has sat down for talks with h...

Osaka grannies welcome G20 with English rap video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An Osaka-based idol group made of grannies aged over 66 released an English rap video last Thursday (June 20) to welcome guests attending the Group of 20 summit. The video s...

Trump to meet with Chinese leader Xi Jinping at Japan G20

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As world leaders gather in Osaka, Japan for the Group of 20 summit, all eyes are on the meeting of U.S. President Trump with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) on Saturday...

Saudi crown prince feted at G20 despite criticism elsewhere

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — For many he's an international pariah, but you wouldn't know it by the lavish reception Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has received at the G-20 summit this week. ...

G20 leaders urged to put pressure on Japan over resumed commercial whaling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Animal rights activists and conservationists around the globe are urging global leaders at the G20 summit in Osaka to take action to stop Japan from resuming commercial wh...

UN chief urges G20 to make equitable financial reforms

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — The U.N. chief is urging G-20 leaders to take action on equitable and stable reforms to strengthen the global financial safety net and increase the global economy's resilience. ...

Hong Kong students in Taiwan call attention to extradition bill protests ahead of G20 summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong students based in Taiwan rallied outside Hong Kong’s representative office in Taipei on Thursday, calling for world leaders to direct their attention to th...