Vatican wants to open office in Beijing despite ties with Taiwan: Jesuit magazine

UPDATE Sept. 16, 7:00 p.m. with reaction MOFA: TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While the Vatican remains Taiwan’s only official European ally, the Holy See has been seeking to open a permanent r...

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang sidelined as Xi tightens grip on power

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's (李克強) noticeable absence from a recent gathering of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) General Secretary Xi Jinping's (習近平) brain trust is ...

China 'willing' to share data with Mekong countries after its dams worsen drought downstream

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's premier met the leaders of the five other states of the Mekong River Basin Monday morning (Aug. 24), assuring them that China would begin sharing hydrological ...

Taiwan CDC official warned world about coronavirus on Jan. 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As visiting U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar praises Taiwan's handling of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, details have emerged about a Taiwan Centers of Dise...

Chinese premier emphasizes local jobs after coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a tour of the southern province of Guizhou, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (李克強) remarked how many factories were standing idle, revealing the scale of the impact of th...

China reopens but businesses struggle to lure back consumers

BEIJING (AP) — The Daronghe restaurant in Chengdu in China’s west has reopened but, with business down by half, its staff of 150 come to work on alternate days. Three months after C...

EU urges China to move on trade, back off in Hong Kong

BRUSSELS (AP) — Top European Union officials on Monday pressed China’s leaders to open the country’s markets further to European companies, show stronger leadership in reforming worl...

EU, China look to ease tensions, push on with business

BRUSSELS (AP) — Top European Union officials are holding talks Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang at a time of rising tensions between two major trading partners over the ...

Germany seeks 'stable' ties with China, EU investment deal

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her country wants stable relations with China and greater access to the Chinese market for foreign companies. In a statement, her o...

Signs of infighting surface among Chinese leadership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The two most powerful figures in the Chinese leadership appear at odds with each other over a stimulus approach for the economic recovery, pointing to a rift in the Chines...

China still has a wealth gap problem: Economist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese state-run media outlet Economic Daily on Monday (June 1) published an interview with economist Li Shi (李實) in which he addressed Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's (...

Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has announced that he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong’s special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese graduate stu...

Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong’s special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese gr...

China wants to shift economic gears, but can it?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The world's second-largest economy is itching to get back to business, but with everyone else in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, that could be easier said than ...

Asian shares up as recovery hopes overshadow virus worries

TOKYO (AP) — Shares rose in Asia on Tuesday as some regions in Japan resumed close-to-normal business activity, with hopes for economic recovery overshadowing worries over the coronavirus pandemic. ...