Health care, energy companies power US stock market higher

Wall Street capped a day of volatile trading with a late-afternoon buying spree that sent U.S. stock indexes to a mostly higher finish Friday. Despite the 11th-hour rally, the benchm...

China-style social credit system comes to Venezuela with 'Homeland Cards'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a manner similar to China’s existing social credit system, the Venezuelan government is reportedly preparing to introduce new smart ID cards capable of tracking a...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Japan's Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako greeted guests at the autumn garden party at the Akasaka Palace imperial garden. Akihito has said he will abdi...

Asia shares mixed on uncertainty over trade tensions

SINGAPORE (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Friday on revived concerns over the prospects for a breakthrough in trade tensions between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Ni...

Nat. ambassadors demand China's accountability for human rights abuses in Xinjiang

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Fifteen ambassadors to China have sent a letter of concern with a petition to the Chinese Communist party in Xinjiang, in response to international outcry over the brutal ...

China woos Pacific islands with loans, showcase projects

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — As world leaders land in Papua New Guinea for a Pacific Rim summit, the welcome mat is especially big for China's president. A huge sign in the ...

China says high-level trade talks with US have resumed

BEIJING (AP) — China's Commerce Ministry says high-level trade talks between Beijing and Washington have resumed. A ministry spokesman, Gao Feng, said Thursday the two sides are "mai...

Taiwan President shares spotlight with U.S. and Chinese leaders on Papua New Guinea poster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) shared the spotlight with United States President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) on a Papua New Guinean poster, even though ...

The Latest: Pence says next US-NKorea summit after New Year

SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which ends Thursday in Singapore (all times local): 1:35 p.m. U.S. Vice Pre...

US-China relations will never be what they once were: Kissinger

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, at 95 years old, made a visit to China last week where he met with several top communist party officials and was greeted as...

Papua New Guinea newspaper attributes photo of China’s president to 'ROC embassy'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A newspaper in Papua New Guinea attributed a picture of Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) to the embassy of the “Republic of China” (ROC), the official name f...

Asian shares lower after Wall Street falls over oil concerns

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday, after the steepest drop in oil prices in more than three years put investors in a selling mood on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: J...

China says Pacific not sphere of influence of any country

BEIJING (AP) — China says South Pacific islands don't fall within any country's sphere of influence, amid growing resistance to its efforts to broaden its footprint in a region that involves the Unite...

Trade War: Beijing's last chance approaches with G20 Summit in Argentina

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Top U.S. and Chinese officials resumed trade talks via phone conference this past weekend ahead of President Trump’s expected meeting with Chairman Xi Jinping later ...

Taiwan an indispensable part of world supply chain: APEC envoy Morris Chang

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s envoy to APEC Morris Chang (張忠謀) said on Monday, as an economic leader representing President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), he anticipates focusing on ...