Asian shares lifted by stronger China growth numbers

Shares advanced in Asia on Monday after China reported its economy grew at a 4.9% annual pace in the last quarter, with consumer spending and industrial production rising to pre-pandemic levels. ...

North Korea may show new missiles at weekend military parade

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For months, North Korea has been relatively uncombative, as leader Kim Jong Un grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, natural disasters and the deepening economic pain under...

60% of Taiwanese companies reducing footprint in China amid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese companies in China are reducing their operations in the communist country due to the Wuhan coronavirus' (COVID-19) continued impact on their bottom line, des...

Canada drops free trade talks with China: The Globe and Mail

A trade agreement between Canada and China is no longer worth pursuing, Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne said in an interview to The Globe and Mail, abandoning ...

Hong Kong activist thanks Czech mayor for calling CCP 'rude clowns'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Hong Kong activist posted a letter on Saturday (Sept. 5) thanking the mayor of a Prague district for his scathing letter calling the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) "...

Marco Rubio urges US official to open free trade talks with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday (Sept. 10) urging him to send Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, an...

N. Korean leader calls for readiness against virus, typhoon

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a rare display of urgency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held his third high-level political conference in as many weeks, where he raised alarm about the nation’s corona...

NKorea to unveil new economic plans in January party meeting

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea will hold a rare ruling party congress in January where leader Kim Jong Un will announce a new five-year plan to develop the country’s dismal economy ravaged by U...

North Korea announces congress on five-year economic plan

North Korea announced plans on Thursday to hold a ruling party congress in January next year, to decide on a five-year plan to develop its economy. During a meeting of the Workers' Party's d...

Kim Jong Un urges North Koreans to keep up virus fight

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un urged officials to maintain alertness against the coronavirus, warning that complacency risked “unimaginable and irretrievable crisis,” state ...

Japan's exports, imports sank in May amid pandemic fallout

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s exports sank 28% in May, while imports dropped 26% as the coronavirus pandemic slammed global trade. The provisional Ministry of Finance data, released Wednesda...

Indian engineer calls for boycott of Chinese-made goods to halt its expansionism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a video released on Saturday (June 6), an Indian engineer and educator called for a boycott of Chinese goods to punish it for its expansionism on its border with India ...

Asian shares mostly fall over pandemic, US trade worries

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday as worries about the pandemic's damage to the global economy swirled with glimmers of hope about some regions reopening gradually to business as usual. ...

Outbreak: bankruptcies, layoffs, quiet skies and empty rails

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Thursday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of...

North Korean swagger may conceal brewing virus disaster

TOKYO (AP) — In these days of infection and fear, a recent propaganda photo sums up the image North Korea wants to show the world, as well as its people: Soldiers with black surgical masks surround le...