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Taiwan has right to interact with other countries, MOFA reminds China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday (Feb. 23) stated that Taiwan is a sovereign and independent country and that China has no right to dictate its exchanges ...

Chinese foreign minister says US ending support for Taiwan a prerequisite for restored ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With Sino-American relations still fraught as the U.S. transitions into the Biden era, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (王毅) on Monday (Feb. 22) laid out Beijing's roa...

China calls for reset in Sino-US relations

BEIJING (Reuters) - Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said on Monday the United States and China could work together on issues like climate change and the coronavirus pandemic if they repaired their dam...

China urges US to lift trade restrictions, stop interference

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on the U.S. Monday to lift restrictions on trade and people-to-people contacts while ceasing what Beijing considers unwarranted interference in t...

Coup a further complication for tricky Myanmar-China ties

Before Monday's coup in Myanmar, the country's relations with China already were complicated by Chinese investments in its infrastructure and the Myanmar military's campaigns along their s...

Myanmar launches vaccination drive, prioritises frontline healthcare workers

Myanmar launched a COVID-19 vaccination program on Wednesday (Jan. 27), with healthcare staff and volunteer medical workers the first to receive shots of the AstraZeneca and Oxford University vaccine ...

Under Biden, China faces renewed trade pressure

The U.S.-Chinese trade war isn’t going away under President Joe Biden. Biden won’t confront Beijing right away, economists say, because he wants to focus on the coronavirus and the econ...

China pledges to help Indonesia in fight against coronavirus

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi pledged Wednesday that China will help Indonesia fight the coronavirus by sharing its experiences, providing vaccines and supporting the Sout...

Seychelles to start vaccinations with Chinese-made Sinopharm

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Indian Ocean island nation of the Seychelles says it will begin administering COVID-19 vaccinations on Sunday with the 50,000 doses it has of the Chinese-developed Sinopharm ...

WHO head 'disappointed' over Beijing's barring of investigation team to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a rare move, the World Health Organization (WHO) publicly expressed frustration toward China's refusal to allow a team of experts to enter Wuhan and investigate the...

China doubles down on COVID narrative as WHO investigation looms

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - As a team from the World Health Organization (WHO) prepares to visit China to investigate the origins of COVID-19, Beijing has stepped up efforts not only to prevent new outbreaks...

Taiwan addresses water shortages following unusually dry year

Experts suggest that water-saving and management, as well as environmental protection, should be the priority as Taiwan is in the process of adopting several measures to cope with water shortages foll...

2020: A year where the fist-bump became mainstream greeting

The moment called for a handshake. Or would have, under what used to be considered normal circumstances. As in, before 2020. Here’s the scene, from Dec. 21: Tabe Ma...

DPP legislator suggests Taiwan join Quad

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A prominent Taiwanese legislator has floated the idea that Taiwan should join the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or Quad. In an exclusive interview with the Australia...

Same-sex marriages in Taiwan's military chosen as 2020 defining moment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The participation of two same-sex couples in Taiwan's mass military wedding in October has been selected by the BBC as a defining moment that changed Asia in 2020. ...