Taiwan becomes Vietnam's fifth largest foreign investor

Taiwan was the fifth-largest foreign investor in Vietnam for the first 11 months of 2019, the Ministry of Economic Affairs' (MOEA) statistics department reported Monday. From January to Novembe...

Business leaders express optimism about Taiwan’s economy in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's economy will continue on the positive course started last year with the return of investors evading United States tariffs against China, but the government wi...

KMT calls Taiwan 'orphan of global economy'

The Kuomintang (KMT) campaign office of presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) held a press conference on Wednesday (Dec. 11) announcing his determination to seal regional trade agreements once elect...

Most Taiwan trade with RCEP already free from tariffs: MOEA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As 15 nations announced that talks about a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) had been completed, Economics Minister Shen Jong-chin (沈榮津) said Tuesday (Nov...

US, China spar at Southeast Asian regional summit

NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — The rivalry between the United States and China over influence in the Asia-Pacific region was on show Monday as the two superpowers traded barbs over freedom of navig...

China-led Asian trade bloc pushes ahead as India drops out

NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — A 16-nation trade initiative backed by China is pushing ahead as India, facing fierce domestic opposition to its market-opening requirements, has dropped out. Lead...

Trump absent, ASEAN charts path for trade bloc led by China

Southeast Asian leaders agreed Sunday to work with China and other neighbors to transcend conflicts over trade policies and territorial disputes for the sake of stronger economies and regional stabili...

US-China trade war, South China Sea tensions in ASEAN summit spotlight

BANGKOK (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders will commit to conclude a long-delayed regional trade pact this year despite lingering odds to fend off risks from a protracted U.S.-China trade war when t...

Taiwan should ‘lie low’ amid U.S-China conflict: former U.S. official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is advised to lie low amid the tug of war between the U.S. and China while striving to secure a bilateral trade deal with the U.S., urged former director of the Ame...

Sieren’s China: Pulling together

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. This year, US President Donald Trump did not attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore. He sent his vice president, Mike Pence,...

Beijing advances 'code of conduct' for South China Sea

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang on Wednesday said Beijing and countries with stakes in the South China Sea are closer than ever before to a "code of conduct" for the strategic thoroughfare...

The Latest: Southeast Asian-centered trade pact delayed

SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, meeting this week in Singapore (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Singapor...

ASEAN gathers in shadow of US-China trade war

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday called for open markets and greater integration in Southeast Asia at a time when international cooperation is under threat. Lee made the comments at...

Asia diplomats press N. Korea to deliver on anti-nuke vows

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asia's top diplomats pressed North Korea on Saturday to turn a pledge to completely dismantle its nuclear arsenal into reality amid concerns that it's proceeding with it...

Singapore Prime Minister urges facilitated signing of RCEP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (李顯龍) expressed hopes that the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be concluded by the end of the year and iss...