China's Belt and Road Initiative could put Earth on path to climate disaster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Researchers at Beijing's Tsinghua University on Monday (Sept. 2) released a grim report predicting that China's sprawling Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), could rai...

Understanding China/CCP: Is Huawei’s ‘no-spy agreement’ really going to work?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Chinese company Huawei, founded in Shenzhen in 1987, has become one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of telecom equipment in the world. It claims to be a private ...

Sieren's China: Donald Trump's perilous game with Beijing

Once again, US President Donald Trump twisted the situation to suit his understanding. Earlier this week, he blamed China for the failure of the current round of negotiations to reach an agreement in ...

Liberal Democracy or Communist Totalitarianism: the battle for Taiwan's future has already begun

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Some have said that Chinese telecom companies may put private data at risk, not only Huawei, but any Chinese smartphone manufacturer. This is why Taiwan and other nations ...

Japan think tank sees obstacles ahead for China's Belt and Road

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The “National Institute for Defense Studies” (防衛研究所), a Japanese think tank, released the annual “2019 China Security Report” on Jan. 30, which dis...

EU cautions on mergers and acquisitions by Chinese firms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - European Union members should be cautious about the threats to national security posed by Chinese state-run firms, European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager repor...

Sri Lanka considers big China loan to repay foreign debts

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A finance ministry official says Sri Lanka is considering a $300 million loan offer from the Bank of China as it prepares to repay foreign debts this year. ...

China plans to take Taiwan by 2025, Okinawa by 2045: Fmr Japan Air Force Commander

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a recent interview, former Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Air Support Commander, Orita Kunio (織田邦男), offers a warning and a bleak outlook for the Indo-Pacific regio...

Afghanistan hosts Pakistan, China for wide-ranging talks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan, Pakistan and China are meeting in the Afghan capital to discuss trade, development and ending the region's relentless conflicts. Shahussain Mur...

China strengthens foothold in EU with Portugal agreements

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal is embracing China's "One Belt, One Road" initiative, which offers loans for the building of large-scale infrastructure projects. Despite wariness in...

Portugal fetes China, risking tension with Western allies

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — While some powerful European Union governments are uneasy about China possibly capturing control of the bloc's critical energy and transport infrastructure, one of western Euro...

IMF hit with dilemma as China leaves Pakistan in debt trap

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Belt and Road initiative has caused many low and middle income countries, including Pakistan, Angola and Zambia, to fall into serious debt, forcing them to s...

Japan to expand Djibouti base despite decline in piracy

When Japan set up a facility in Djibouti in 2009 with docks for warships, an airfield and the other infrastructure that an overseas military base requires to support troops on the ground, it had the v...

U.S. to announce up to US$60b in regional aid at APEC summit: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is expected to outline the U.S.’s Indo-Pacific Strategy in more detail and announce up to US$60 billion (NT$1.84 trillion) in regional...

Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena sacks parliament

Amid an escalating political crisis in Sri Lanka, President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved the parliament on Friday. Previously, Sirisena's party admitted to not having the votes to confirm ex-str...