Big tech firms pledge training for workers in Southeast Asia

BANGKOK (AP) — Microsoft, Google and other major technology companies have promised to help provide training in digital skills for around 20 million people in Southeast Asia by 2020 to make sure the r...

Cambodian Airways to open direct flight between Phnom Penh and central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Airports in Taiwan continue to expand international flight options in the region. This week, Taichung International Airport is about to introduce its first direct flight to Phn...

Asia shares mixed on uncertainty over trade tensions

SINGAPORE (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Friday on revived concerns over the prospects for a breakthrough in trade tensions between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Ni...

Taiwan's Wenzao Ursuline University to establish Southeast Asian Studies Department

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, located in Kaohsiung, has announced that in addition to its MA program in Southeast Asian Studies established this year, that it h...

Taiwanese entrepreneurs see thriving business opportunities in Southeast Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As early as 20 years ago, Taiwanese enterprises started making investments in the Southeast Asian market, with promising business opportunities continuing to ava...

Taiwan News interviews North Korean defector, human rights advocate Ji Seong-Ho

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ahead of the Oslo Freedom Forum happening in Taipei this weekend, Nov. 10, Taiwan News was able to interview Ji Seong-Ho, a defector from North Korea, and a guest speaker ...

Oldest known animal drawing found in remote Indonesian cave

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have found the oldest known example of an animal drawing: a red silhouette of a bull-like beast on the wall of a remote Indonesian cave. The sketch is at...

Taiwanese CS:GO team disqualified from international tournament due to national distinction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team “SadStory” was disqualified from the regional qualifier of the IEM 2019 Katowice world championship...

UK parliamentary group voices support for Taiwan Interpol participation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The British-Taiwanese All-Party Parliamentary Group (Taiwan APPG) issued a statement on Nov. 2 voicing support for Taiwan to participate as an observer at the 87th General...

Diversity among Asians divides them on affirmative action

A federal judge in Boston is scheduled to hear closing arguments Friday in a highly publicized lawsuit alleging that elite Harvard discriminates against Asian-Americans. Much of the ...

Asia shares reap big gains on news of Trump-Xi phone chat

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares advanced Friday after President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping spoke by phone and the Chinese state media reported progress in resolving trade tensions...

Bangkok, Phnom Penh to launch direct flights to central Taiwan  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to attract more visitors from Southeast Asia to the Taichung World Flora Exposition, the city government has worked with private airlines to launch direct flights...

Okinawa's new leader speaks about US military bases in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Denny Tamaki, the newly elected governor of Okinawa, is the first person with an American parent to lead the southern Japanese island, campaigning on a longtime popular demand to reduce t...

Survey indicates 67% of Taiwanese youth considering studying or working in SE Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — King Car Cultural & Education Foundation recently conducted a survey that found 67 percent of young Taiwanese are willing to consider studying or working in Southeast ...

66% of global companies to review China investment due to trade war: study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to a special report by the American Chamber of Commerce in South China (AmCham South China), 66 percent of global companies are set to review or cancel investmen...