Cambodian women face surrogacy charges after Vietnam births

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A court official says three Cambodian women have been charged with violating surrogacy and human trafficking laws after they gave birth to babies they delivered to Chinese ...

China and Vietnam face off in South China Sea over resource rich Vanguard Reef

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tensions are rising in the South China Sea, with a potential flashpoint developing between China and Vietnam, who are engaged in a weeks-long “stand-off” over ...

Facing Trump's tariffs, some companies move, change or wait

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some are moving factories out of China. Others are strategically redesigning products. Some are seeking loopholes in trade law or even mislabeling where their goods originate — all w...

Judge won't toss charges in Vietnamese tour leaders killing

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Criminal charges will stand against a convicted felon facing a death penalty trial in the killings of two Vietnamese tour leaders at a Las Vegas Strip hotel, a judge said Wednesday. ...

Foreign workers in Taiwan can find new jobs in 5 languages on WDA site

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As of Monday (July 15), a website enabling foreign workers in Taiwan to change their employer and seek new jobs is now available in five languages, announced Taiwan's Minis...

Foreign worker employer transfer system to be in five languages

Taipei, July 15 (CNA) A system providing information to migrant workers on applications for changing employers or finding new jobs will now be available in five languages, the Ministry of Labor said M...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

14 illegal immigrants from Vietnam nabbed off SW Taiwan coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Fourteen Vietnamese on a Taiwanese fishing boat trying to enter Taiwan illegally were intercepted by the country’s Coast Guard off the coast of the southwestern city...

CTBC Bank ATMs across Taiwan now offer service in 12 languages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s CTBC Bank (中國信託銀行) has announced that, in response to the trends of globalization, it has introduced updated software for its ATM machines across Taiwan, of...

Race becomes new flashpoint with Pelosi, Ocasio-Cortez

WASHINGTON (AP) — The debate between Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other House Democrats over migrant children in detention at the border was wrenching enough. Then it became about race. ...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: _____ July 10 The Boston Herald on H. Ross Perot's death and his impact on Americ...

H. Ross Perot rose from poverty to self-made billionaire

DALLAS (AP) — H. Ross Perot rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty to become a self-made billionaire who twice ran for president with a mixture of folksy sayings and simple solutions to Ameri...

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....

Taiwan among four ‘victors’ in Asia amid US-China trade feud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan joins South Korea, Vietnam, and Bangladesh as a victor in the protracted trade battle between China and the United States, according to reports. The U.S. importe...

Vietnam becomes first Asian developing country to sign FTA with EU

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Vietnam and the European Union (EU) inked a free trade deal on Sunday (June 30), the first of its kind for a developing country in Asia. The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agree...