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US, Taiwan eye closer trade ties amid China tensions

The United States announced on Wednesday that it will begin formal negotiations with Taiwan on a new wide-ranging trade initiative, in a bid to deepen economic engagement. It's Washington'...

Pelosi meets Singapore leaders at start of Asia tour

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held talks with officials in Singapore on Monday at the start of her Asian tour, as questions swirled over a possible stop in Taiwan that ...

Pelosi arrives in Singapore as PM Lee calls for 'stable' US-China relations

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held talks with officials in Singapore on Monday at the start of her Asian tour. Pelosi met with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, President Halimah Yacob and ...

US Senator Rick Scott meets with DPP Legislator Lo Chi-cheng

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Rick Scott met with Democratic Progressive Party Legislator and International Affairs Director Lo Chi-cheng (羅致政) on Saturday (July 9), where the senator expr...

US Senator Rick Scott arrives in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A delegation headed by U.S. Senator Rick Scott arrived in Taiwan on Thursday afternoon (July 7) as part of a trip to the Indo-Pacific region. The Ministry of Foreign Af...

Taiwan sees US trade initiative as vital for defense of its democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Talks in the context of the United States-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade will help reduce Taiwan’s reliance on the Chinese economy and protect its democracy...

U.S. business group calls for 'urgent' Taiwan free trade talks

The United States should "urgently" start talks with Taiwan on a free trade agreement with the aim to present a completed text for passage next year, the American Chamber of Commerce in Taiw...

US official says diplomatic push in Asia paying dividends

BANGKOK (AP) — The American diplomatic push aimed at countering China's increasing influence in the Asia-Pacific region appears to be paying dividends, with many nations showing a willingness to partn...

US official meets Marcos in Philippines in diplomatic push

BANGKOK (AP) — A top State Department official met Thursday with Philippine President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in Manila, part of an ongoing diplomatic outreach in the Asia-Pacific region by Washing...

Taiwan top trade envoy still hopes for IPEF membership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) proposed by U.S. President Joe Biden cannot become a complete economic group if Taiwan is the only country not included, the gov...

US trade official predicts Taiwan initiative will produce quicker results than IPEF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade will produce quicker results than membership of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) because of the two nat...

New Taiwan-U.S. trade initiative to challenge Chinese practices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The announcement of the U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade poses a challenge to Chinese trade practices, The New York Times reported Wednesday (June 1). Taiwa...

China 'firmly' opposes U.S.-Taiwan trade initiative

China "firmly" opposes a new trade initiative between Taiwan and the United States, the Commerce Ministry said on Thursday, a plan the government in Taipei says is a recognition of the key p...

U.S., Taiwan to launch trade talks after island excluded from Indo-Pacific group

WASHINGTON, June 1 (Reuters) - The United States will launch new trade talks with Taiwan, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, just days after President Joe Biden launched an economic plan for Asia inten...

US and China present competing visions for the Pacific

US President Joe Biden's inaugural visit to Asia in May was seen as a reminder that Washington's long-term foreign policy goals remain focused on Asia, even as the war in Ukraine currently tak...