China’s Xi renews commitment to Hong Kong amid protests

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Communist Party leader and President Xi Jinping on Monday renewed his government's commitment to allowing Hong Kong to manage its own affairs amid continuing anti-gove...

Socialists take office again in Portugal after election win

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's center-left Socialist Party has been sworn in for a second four-year term in government. Antonio Costa remains prime minister, while Mario Centeno ...

Inequalities in China drive many to seek better life abroad

BEIJING (AP) — Weeks prior to the discovery in England of the bodies of 39 people believed to be from China, Beijing was holding lavish National Day celebrations congratulating itself on its rise from...

Census report: US population will get older, more diverse

The U.S. population will grow older and more diverse over the next four decades, according to new Census Bureau projections presented Thursday at a meeting of demographers. As the U....

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Oct. 1 The Fort Worth Star-Telegram on the guilty verdict for a white former police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man: Dallas County jurors made a po...

Analysis: New challenges confront China's Communists at 70

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping has an ambitious goal for China: to achieve "national rejuvenation" as a strong and prosperous nation by 2049, which would be the 100th anniversary of Communist Par...

Aging right in Taiwan

The world’s population is getting older and in some places — especially Taiwan — at a relatively quick pace. Nine per cent of the world’s population is over 65 years old. In...

New figures show Taiwan society is aging quickly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The percentage of Taiwan’s population aged 65 or more now stands at 15 percent in 15 of the country’s municipalities, with fewer births than deaths recorded is...

Number of births in Taiwan falls to new low

Taipei, Aug. 22 (CNA) The number of babies born in Taiwan in the first half of the year fell to the lowest in eight years for the same period, which was linked to a lack of job security among women, a...

Report shows US deficit to exceed $1 trillion next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year under the first projections taking into account the big budget deal that Pres...

Taiwan to introduce law encouraging middle-aged and elderly workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s Executive Yuan (行政院) is primed to introduce a draft act that ensures equality in the workplace for middle-aged and elderly workers. As Taiwan continues to fee...

Despite win, Abe’s coalition short of votes needed to change Japan constitution

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition secured a majority in Japan’s upper house of Parliament in elections on Sunday (July 21), but it lost ground and will not re...

The Latest: Exit polls show Abe's ruling bloc wins elections

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Japanese upper house elections (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Exit polls show Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition is certa...

Japan votes for upper house; Abe's party seen as favorite

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese are voting in an election for the upper house of parliament, where Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc is expected to keep the majority. Up for grabs Sunday...

Census Bureau data shows US median age has risen by a year

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — America is aging. Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday showed the median age in the U.S. increased by a year to 38.2 years from 2010 to 2018. ...