Trump trade office adds Amazon to 'notorious markets' list

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States for the first time added five of Amazon’s overseas operations to its list of “notorious markets’’ where pirated goods are sold. The e-commerce giant dismissed the m...

FBI official: Number of coronavirus cyber complaints on rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the pandemic, including hackers who target hospitals and medical research institutions that are studying the coronavirus, the head of the FBI's...

Germany's largest paper condemns China's Xi for endangering world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Germany's largest paper, Bild, on Thursday (April 16) issued an open letter to Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping (習近平) and bashed the politician for putting his cou...

US ambassador: China not blocking medical supply exports

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to China said Wednesday that he doesn’t believe Beijing is deliberately blocking exports of masks and other medical supplies to fight the coronavirus, and that the s...

Nikki Haley calls for probe into WHO's handling of Taiwan’s coronavirus warning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley called for an investigation into the World Health Organization’s (WHO) handling of Taiwan’s warning of...

Where the rubber meets the road: Commuter cash helping needy

BOSTON (AP) — Imagine paradoxically finding yourself with more — not less — in the middle of a global crisis. Would you keep it to yourself or share it? The answer came easily to Tim...

Taiwan busts biggest piracy movie website 8maple.ru

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's most popular piracy movie website, 8maple.ru (楓林網), was busted on Wednesday (April 8) in Taoyuan, while its two Taiwanese founders were nabbed, followed by th...

US sees coronavirus window to push Taiwan's global status

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is seizing the opportunity of the coronavirus pandemic to push a cause that has long been an irritant in U.S. relations with China: Taiwan. The virus has add...

US relations with PRC and Taiwan in a time of 'plague': William Stanton

The United States’ relations with the PRC have inexorably but inevitably worsened since the accession to power of Xi Jinping (習近平) in 2012. We have witnessed the Chinese Communist Party&rsquo...

NZ Rugby offers emergency funding to Super Rugby teams

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Rugby will make an emergency grant of $150,000 to each of its five Super Rugby teams to help them weather the next three months while the southern hemisphere...

Panda and poke: Restaurant trademarks can stir legal fights

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — When picking a name for their Asian-Mexican fusion restaurant in suburban Phoenix, Paul and Nicole Fan settled on “Panda Libre,” hoping the mix of China's iconic bear and the Spa...

Tentacles of Olympic cancellation would reach around globe

TOKYO (AP) — The tentacles of canceling the Tokyo Olympics — or postponing or staging it in empty venues — would reach into every corner of the globe, much like the spreading virus that now imperils t...

Qualcomm launches Taiwan innovation center for startup ecosystem

U.S. chip giant Qualcomm Inc. opened an innovation center in Taipei Monday (March 10) to promote the development of a startup ecosystem in Taiwan and deepen the company's collaboration with Taiwan...

Singaporean named to head intellectual property agency

GENEVA (AP) — A Singaporean official defeated a candidate from China in a leadership contest for the U.N.'s intellectual property body, which was swept into a rift between Washington and Beijing over ...

Justice Dept. charges professor with hiding ties to China

WASHINGTON (AP) — A professor at the University of Tennessee has been arrested on charges that he hid his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving research grants from the federal govern...