Taiwan to apply for U.S. border preclearance: minister

The Taiwan government will officially apply soon to join the United States border preclearance system, in a bid to expedite entry by its citizens into the U.S., Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung (...

Choosing among airports? Don't let price be your only guide

When booking a flight to a city with more than one airport, how do you know which one to choose? If you're like a majority of Americans, you're guided in part by your wallet. More th...

Diversion of customs agents slows Global Entry interviews

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to shift some Customs and Border Protection agents to the southern border is leading the agency to cancel some interviews for the Global Entry tra...

Air travelers start to feel effects of government shutdown

DALLAS (AP) — The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel. Over the weekend, some airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by a rising number of...

Second Global Entry enrollment event in Taiwan set for next month

Taipei, Oct. 25 (CNA) An event to help Taiwanese passport holders enroll in the United States' Global Entry program will be held in Taipei next month, the de facto U.S. embassy in Taiwan said Thur...

New AIT director seeks to strengthen Taiwan-US relationship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At an event co-hosted by Taiwan and the U.S. Tuesday in Taipei, Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) William Christensen, who assumed the office just a few d...

Yeh Jiunn-rong named education minister in Taiwan's cabinet reshuffle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Minister of Interior Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) has been named as the next education minister, and the vacancy will be filled by Executive Yuan spokesperson Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇). Pre...

Business Highlights

___ Bluster aside, US and China vulnerable to pain from tariffs WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Chinese governments have been flashing a lot of bravado just before f...

TSA-Approved ways to shorten the airport screening line

The summer air travel season is shaping up to be the busiest ever, which could mean lengthy lines at U.S. airport security checkpoints. But you can use the faster lanes if you belong to an expedited s...

Taiwan-South Korea automatic immigration clearance program inaugurated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan and South Korea co-launched the “Taiwan-South Korea Automatic Immigration Clearance Program” and signed a MOU at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on...

Capgemini’s World Wealth Report 2018: Global High Net Worth Individual Wealth Surpasses US$70 Trillion for the First Time

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 19, 2018--The(WWR), released today by, found the improving global economy spurred high net worth individual1(HNWI) wealth to surpass the US$70 trillion threshold for the fi...

Taiwanese citizens to enjoy expedited entry to South Korea by June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The reciprocal agreement between Taiwan and South Korea on electronic customs clearance services at airports will take effect by the end of June, which will allow expedite...

Outgoing deputy AIT head awarded medal, praises U.S. Taiwan ties

Taipei, June 6 (CNA) Outgoing American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) deputy head Robert Forden on Wednesday praised the strong U.S.-Taiwan ties despite the changing of administrations on both sides, as he...

New United Explorer Card: Cardmembers Are Now Rewarded In the Air and on the Ground

WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 1, 2018--Chase Card Services, the leading co-brand credit card issuer in the U.S., and United Airlines today introduced the new United SM Explorer Card. The card...

New United Explorer Card: Cardmembers Are Now Rewarded In the Air and on the Ground

WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 1, 2018--Chase Card Services, the leading co-brand credit card issuer in the U.S., and United Airlines today introduced the new United SM Explorer Card. The card...