Meeting in Chile, ministers praise Pacific Rim trade pact

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The trade ministers of Singapore, Japan and New Zealand are highlighting the benefits to their countries of a Pacific Rim trade agreement formed after President Donald Trump aba...

Lai meets Japanese LDP politicians along with Taiwan envoy in Tokyo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Premier, William Lai (賴清德), during his visit to Japan this week met with members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in Tokyo, along with the Taiwan repres...

Taiwan blasts China over its 'barbaric behavior' in Czech Republic

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Friday blasted China for what it called "barbaric behavior" after Taiwan's representative in the Czech Republic was for...

CPTPP membership open to those who accept free and fair standards: Japanese minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade agreement is open to countries or areas who accept free and fair stan...

Delegation from European Parliament visits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A delegation of five representatives from the European Parliament are visiting Taiwan from Dec. 17 to 20 to seek cooperation and exchanges with Taiwan. The delegation, ...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 4 Houston Chronicle on President George H.W. Bush: In ...

Singapore's ruling party signals choice of next PM

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's ruling party has promoted Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat (HENG SWEE KET) to No. 2 post, making him a likely choice to succeed the prime minister. Prime ...

Taiwan’s Taichung National Theater recognized by Japan’s Good Design Award 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taichung National Theater has been awarded “Good Design Best 100” of Japan’s “Good Design Award 2018,” earning recognition in the categor...

BIMSTEC: India's regional economic integration strategy to counter China's BRI

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – India’s regional initiative to increase cooperation and connectivity among its neighbors will take an important step forward this week with a conference being held i...

Japan's power supply system weak link in times of disaster

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's ultramodern conveniences, its zippy bullet trains, automated ticketing systems and smart homes work just fine, until the power goes out. The blackout across enti...

The Latest: 9 dead, 30 missing in northern Japan quake

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — The Latest on the powerful earthquake in northern Japan (all times local): 8 p.m. Japan's prime minister says at least nine people are dead af...

The Latest: Minister promises power back in quake-hit Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The latest on the powerful earthquake that has slammed the northernmost Japanese island of Hokkaido (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Japan's minister for t...

Taiwan will do everything possible to participate in 2nd round of CPTPP negotiation: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Tuesday that Taiwan will continue efforts to promote regional economic integration and to participate in the trans-pacific agreement that...

Asia-Pacific trade reps exchange business ideas with Taiwan food giant I-Mei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A delegation of the largest trade and industry association in the Asia-Pacific visited Taiwan to promote business cooperation across the region. And the delegates took a t...

Opportunities for cooperation in e-commerce await for Taiwan and ASEAN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At a recent event in Malaysia coinciding with the 51st anniversary of the ASEAN organization, the country’s International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking ...