Indonesia makes 2032 Olympics bid official

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The deputy chairman of Indonesia's Olympic committee says the country has officially joined bidding to host the 2032 Olympics following its success staging the Asian Games la...

Asian shares gain on hopes for progress on China-US trade

BANGKOK (AP) — Share benchmarks were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday as Chinese and U.S. negotiators geared up for trade talks in Washington this week. U.S. markets were closed Mond...

Asian stocks rally on hope of further China-US trade talks

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were broadly higher on Monday as traders looked forward to the continuation of trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week. ...

Asian stocks rally on hope of further China-US trade talks

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were broadly higher on Monday as traders looked forward to the continuation of trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week. ...

Taiwan ranked 24th for global connectivity

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan is the world's 24th most connected country, according to the latest edition of the DHL Global Connectedness Index (GCI), a detailed analysis of globalization, measured ...

Taiwan volunteers advance health care in Eswatini

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- The Feng Hsing Medical Service Team from Taipei Medical University set out Feb. 10 for the Kingdom of Eswatini, the sixth time the volunteer aid group undertook an annual miss...

Asian stocks slip on Wall Street leads as trade talks simmer

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were broadly lower on Friday, tracking a weak Wall Street session as traders awaited the conclusion of U.S.-China talks in Beijing. Japan's benchmark Ni...

Asian stocks slip on Wall Street leads as trade talks simmer

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were broadly lower on Friday, tracking a weak Wall Street session as traders awaited the conclusion of U.S.-China talks in Beijing. Japan's benchmark Ni...

EU parliament approves EU-Singapore trade deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament has approved a free trade deal with Singapore that the European Union hopes to use as a blueprint for further deals in southeast Asia. The leg...

Asian shares mostly higher on hopes for US-China trade deal

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, cheered by prospects for a resolution of the costly trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The region tracked gains overnig...

Most favorite souvenirs to bring back from Taiwan for Southeast Asian visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chocolate confectionery and taro pastry are among the most favorite souvenirs to bring back from Taiwan for Southeast Asian travelers, reports said. The Lunar New Year ...

Marriages between Taiwanese, foreigners surpass 20,000 in 2018

A total of 20,608 marriages between Taiwanese and foreigners were registered in 2018, with most of the foreign spouses coming from Southeast Asia, according to statistics from the Ministry of the Inte...

Life of Thai princess entering politics wasn't always smooth

BANGKOK (AP) — Princess Ubolratana Mahidol, the first child of Thailand's beloved late king, has always been a bit of a rebel, and on Friday she shook Thai society by becoming the first member of the ...

Tadashi Shoji ups the glam in lace, sequin and velvet gowns

NEW YORK (AP) — Tadashi Shoji mixed plus-size models with the usual ultra-thin ones Thursday at New York Fashion Week, rolling out evening gowns with high slits, capes and sari influences in deep reds...

Migrant worker 2018 remittances to top US$3 billion: Central Bank of Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Migrant workers likely remitted more than US$3 billion out of Taiwan in 2018, reflecting their growing numbers in the country, according to the Central Bank of Taiwan. In the first ...