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Business Highlights: Jobless rate, service sector growth

___ US jobless rate sinks to 4.2% as many more people find jobs WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s unemployment rate tumbled last month to its lowest point since the pande...

No currency manipulator labels from US, China on watch

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration will not designate any country as a currency manipulator, but it did name China, Vietnam and Taiwan among the nations that have failed to live up to global a...

China easing rules for US business travellers, approvals in 10 days

China will cutto no more than 10 days the time required for approval of travel by U.S. business executives, its ambassador to the United States said on Thursday, promising to turn "an attentive e...

Taiwan's presence at Democracy Summit will test US-China ties: Wall Street Journal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Inviting Taiwan to participate in the Summit for Democracy will test U.S.-China relations in the wake of the recent Biden-Xi virtual summit, according to a Wall Street Jou...

After 4 years as pawn in US-China game, Seattle man is home

BRUSSELS (AP) — Daniel Hsu, a U.S. citizen, fought for four years to escape China. The Seattle resident was barred from leaving despite having committed no crime. Then earlier this m...

After 4 years as pawn in US-China game, Seattle man is home

BRUSSELS (AP) — Daniel Hsu, a U.S. citizen, fought for four years to escape China. The Seattle resident was barred from leaving despite having committed no crime, a pawn in a geopol...

Taiwan biggest winner of Biden-Xi Summit: Sankei Shimbun

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan was the biggest winner of the recently concluded virtual summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平), according to Akio Yaita, Taipe...

The Biden-Xi Summit: There is Really No Point Talking to the PRC

Winston Churchill famously said, "To Jaw-Jaw is better than to War-War." While this is certainly true, he never promised that talking would necessarily be productive. This was clearly the ca...

EXPLAINER: Will Xi-Biden talks repair US-China ties?

BEIJING (AP) — No breakthroughs were delivered during talks between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden, but the cordial tone of the virtual meeting is an indication that relations ...

Taiwan's foreign ministry thanks Biden for words of support during meeting with Xi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has expressed appreciation to President Joe Biden for his affirmation of support for outstanding American commitments to Taiwan and ...

Biden-Xi summit: Can the US and China keep competition under control?

US President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping met for a three-hour virtual summit Monday. The talks failed to produce any major breakthroughs, but nevertheless provided a welcome sign that both...

Biden and Xi meet virtually as US-China chasm widens

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden opened his virtual meeting with China’s Xi Jinping on Monday by saying their goal is to ensure competition “does not veer into conflict.” ...

Joe Biden, Xi Jinping meet virtually amid deepening US-China divide

US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping began their virtual talks on Monday amid mounting tensions in the bilateral relationship. "We have a responsibility to the world ...

China's Xi expected to prioritise Taiwan issue in Biden discussion

BEIJING, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to use his first virtual meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden to warn the United States to "step back" on the Taiwan iss...

Chinese ambassador warns US about ties with Taiwan ahead of Biden-Xi summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Qin Gang (秦刚), China’s ambassador to the U.S., warned Washington about its relations with Taipei on Saturday (Nov. 13), just two days ahead of a virtual summit betwe...