Tokyo's Olympics may become known as the "Robot Games"

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo's Olympics may become known as the "Robot Games." Organizers on Friday showed off robots that will be used at the new National Stadium to provide assistance for fa...

Massive rally in Hong Kong calls for limiting Chinese migrants citing overwhelmed hospitals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – More than a thousand Hong Kong residents took to the streets on Feb. 17 to protest against the so-called “one-way permit” scheme that has led to overcrowding a...

China's leaders want more babies, but local officials resist

BEIJING (AP) — Facing a future demographic crisis and aging society, China's leaders are desperately seeking to persuade couples to have more children. But bureaucrats don't seem to ...

Taiwan will be a super-aged society by 2026

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - By 2026, Taiwan will become a super-aged society where at least 20 percent of the population are 65 or older, the National Development Council said Tuesday. The island nation...

Taiwan ranked as 12th best country for business by Forbes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Chinese-owned Forbes has listed Taiwan 12th on its list of the Best Countries for Business for 2019 and credited Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) New Southbound Policy...

What 2019 may hold for your finances

It's tough to know what each new year may hold. But when it comes to economic issues, there are usually enough indicators to provide a solid glimpse into what's ahead. So we asked experts to weigh in ...

Hungarian unions protest plan to relax labor 'slave law'

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian trade unions are protesting a government plan to raise workers' allowable overtime from 250 to 400 hours a year and the relaxing of other labor rules to offset Hunga...

Taiwan hopes to become fintech hub: Wellington Koo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Wellington Koo (顧立雄), Chairperson of the Financial Supervisory Commission, said he hopes Taiwan can become a financial technology (fintech) experiment and innovation hub, ...

Fed Chairman Powell says economic challenges remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says that despite solid economic progress, the country still faces a number of challenges including slow wage-growth for lower-income workers t...

Taiwan faces trade, geopolitical, demographic risks: Moody’s

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan faces a host of credit risks relating to the U.S.-China trade war, deteriorating relations with China, and an aging population, according to a recent report by U.S....

Smoke spreading from California fires sparks health concerns

Smoke masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. This is how Californians are trying to cope with wildfires choking the state, but experts say an increase in serious health problems may be almost inevitab...

Live-stream debate on marriage equality referendum commenced Nov. 4

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over the past few days, Formosa Television has live-streamed debates on each of the 10 public referendums set to take place on Nov 24. Yesterday morning (Nov. 4), the d...

Japan Cabinet OKs bill that would allow more foreign workers

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Cabinet has approved a draft bill that would allow more foreign blue-color workers as the country's fast-aging population faces labor shortages. The bill, endors...

Tokyo Paralympics: Wheelchair-friendly rooms tough to find

TOKYO (AP) — The 2020 Tokyo Paralympics promise to be the best. They're being promoted just like the Olympics, planning is ahead of recent games in Rio de Janeiro and London, and the athletes village ...

Japan's foreign minister says country to open to foreigners

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Japan's foreign minister says her country is bound to accept more foreign workers as its own population is on the brink of a steep decline. Taro Kono told a Wor...