China could face locust plague, Taiwan unlikely to fall victim

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China deals with the expanding Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, a locust plague which has decimated agriculture in East Africa could make its way toward the East ...

Taiwan mulls measures to bolster economy following virus fallout

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan government is discussing measures on Thursday (Feb. 13) to prop up the country’s economy and help cushion the impact of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). ...

Reports show tariffs are hurting Louisiana's biggest ports

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The impact of trade wars negatively affected Louisiana's biggest ports last year, according to reports from their governing bodies. The recently released reports s...

Legislation to ban the smuggling of genetic materials is late, but better than never

Japan's agriculture ministry is proposing a new law to prohibit the export of genetic material from the country's Wagyu cattle to retain its competitive edge in the international meat trade. I...

Even as Trump claims two victories on trade, doubts remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s trade deal with China last week opened up export opportunities for American farmers, manufacturers and energy producers. And his trade pact with Canada and M...

Trump signs 'phase one' of trade deal with Communist China

The United States and China signed an initial trade pact Wednesday, easing tensions between the world's two largest economies. A look at highlights of the 86-page deal. U.S. EXPORTS: China a...

Trade deal: US eases sanctions, China to buy more US exports

The United States and China signed an initial trade pact Wednesday, easing tensions between the world's two largest economies. A look at highlights of the 86-page deal. ...

Thornier trade issues await after in initial US-China deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are taking a step toward trade peace after 18 months of economic skirmishing. President Donald Trump and China's chief trade negotiator,...

US-China pact signing to ease tension but leave much undone

WASHINGTON (AP) — After 18 months of economic combat, the United States and China are set to take a step toward peace Wednesday. At least for now. President Donald Trump and China's ...

US-China pact signing to ease tension but leave much undone

WASHINGTON (AP) — After 18 months of economic combat, the United States and China are set to take a step toward peace Wednesday. At least for now. President Donald Trump and China's ...

US-China pact signing to ease tension but leave much undone

WASHINGTON (AP) — After 18 months of economic combat, the United States and China are set to take a step toward peace Wednesday. At least for now. President Donald Trump and China's chief...

Taiwan votes with future of its democracy on the line

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The future of Taiwan’s democracy is on the line as the self-ruled island’s 19 million voters decide on whether to give independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen a second term. ...

Brazil says Iran summoned its chargé d'affaires after note

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Iran's foreign ministry summoned Brazil's chargé d'affaires in Tehran following an official Brazilian statement that some experts interpreted as backing the U.S. killing of Irani...

Man behind Taiwan's most shared pro-Han fake news site exposed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Of the plethora of fake news sites based in Taiwan, the pro-Han, pro-China site Mission, which nabbed the title of the "most-shared Facebook content" leading up ...

161 US representatives call for Taiwan trade agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A letter addressing U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and signed by 161 U.S. House of Representatives has called for the country to start negotiating for a bilat...