Officials: Laptops for Alabama schools seized by US agency

More than 4,000 new laptop computers bound for an Alabama school district are being held by customs due to human rights concerns, weeks before the school year is set to begin with increased online lea...

US initiates anti-dumping probe into tire imports from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tire imports from Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam are being investigated by the U.S. Commerce Department as part of its anti-dumping action. The investigatio...

Trump cuts WHO funding as US economy clouds speedy recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Grim employment and spending numbers darkened the prospects for a speedy recovery in the U.S. as the economic devastation from the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, even as s...

China warns US of ‘all necessary measures’ over Huawei rules

BEIJING (AP) — China’s commerce ministry says it will take “all necessary measures” in response to new U.S. restrictions on Chinese tech giant Huawei’s ability to use Ame...

China warns US of 'all necessary measures' over Huawei rules

BEIJING (AP) — China’s commerce ministry says it will take “all necessary measures” in response to new U.S. restrictions on Chinese tech giant Huawei’s ability to use American technology, calling the ...

Fish-oil firm keeps 'sustainable' label despite controversy

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A company that makes fish-oil supplements will keep its certification for sustainable fishing despite defiance of catch limits in the Chesapeake Bay. The Marine S...

Louisiana spillway may open for record 3rd consecutive year

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A major flood control structure on the Mississippi River may have to soon be opened up to ease pressure on New Orleans levees, federal authorities said Tuesday. T...

White House proposes guidelines for regulating the use of AI

The Trump administration is proposing new rules to guide future federal regulation of artificial intelligence used in medicine, transportation and other industries. But the vaguenes...

President pitches bilateral trade pact in meeting with U.S. official

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) expressed hope Monday during a meeting with a high-level U.S. Department of Commerce official that Taiwan and the United States can sign a bilateral trade agreement to add...

US inquiry into Mexican steel concrete reinforcing bars

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has begun an inquiry into whether Mexican-made rebar imported into the United States is being altered to avoid antidumping duties. The U.S....

White House reverses course on blacklisting Huawei, again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As negotiations in the ongoing U.S.-China trade war appear to have stalled, the trajectory of bilateral relations appears to be moving towards renewed hostility this week ...

US to apply tariffs to Mexican fabricated steel imports

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Commerce Department has decided to once again apply tariffs on fabricated steel imports from Mexico. In a statement Monday, the U.S. agency says the decis...

Taiwan Economic Minister questions US charge of 'washing' steel in Vietnam to avoid duties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On July 2, the U.S. Commerce Department announced that it would begin implementing tariffs on certain Vietnamese steel products with duties of up to 456 percent. The U....

US announces tariffs up to 456% on Taiwanese and South Korean steel products 'washed' in Vietnam

TAIPEI -- (Taiwan News) U.S. authorities have announced tariffs on steel products originating in Taiwan and South Korea and exported from Vietnam. The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has announce...

China says US-China trade teams in contact ahead of G20

BEIJING (AP) — China says its trade negotiators are talking to their U.S. counterparts on how to resolve disputes ahead of an expected meeting between their two heads of state at the G20 meeting in Ja...