China tries to lure Haiti away from Taiwan with interest-free loans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the Solomon Islands were considering switching ties from Taiwan to China, Beijing was targeting another of Taipei's 17 diplomatic allies, Haiti, with interest-free ...

Lam assures investors Hong Kong can rebound from protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has told investors at a Belt and Road forum that the semi-autonomous Chinese territory can rebound from months of protests, despite no sign that t...

Pakistan hosts China, Afghanistan for talks on trade, peace

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan hosted a third round of trilateral talks with China and Afghanistan on Saturday covering trade, counterterrorism and an end to Afghanistan's 18-year war. Wa...

China's Belt and Road Initiative could put Earth on path to climate disaster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Researchers at Beijing's Tsinghua University on Monday (Sept. 2) released a grim report predicting that China's sprawling Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), could rai...

Climate change turns Arctic into strategic, economic hotspot

TASIILAQ, Greenland (AP) — From a helicopter, Greenland's brilliant white ice and dark mountains make the desolation seem to go on forever. And the few people who live here — its whole...

China ties shape cautious reaction to Hong Kong protests

For Canada and the European Union, they are a "situation." For President Donald Trump, a potential stumbling block in ongoing trade disputes. And for South Korea, an issue to be monitored. ...

China waiting out Hong Kong protests, but backlash may come

BEIJING (AP) — China’s central government has dismissed Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters as clowns and criminals while bemoaning growing violence surrounding the months long demonstratio...

China to fund 85% of Malaysia's revived rail project

DUNGUN, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook says China's Export-Import Bank is expected to finance 85% of a 44 billion ringgit ($10.7 billion) rail link project that will bols...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: _____ July 23 The Washington Post on a bipartisan two-year spending plan: ...

Taiwan mayor talks Indo-Pacific strategy at Washington DC event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a speech given at Washington D.C.’s Wilson Center on July 10, Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) broached the topics of security in the Indo-Pacific region and th...

Slovakia president calls out human rights abuses in meeting with China's foreign minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Providing an example of good leadership in her first weeks in office, the new President of Slovakia, Zuzana Caputova, met with China’s Foreign Minister, Wang Yi (王毅)...

China's largesse in Tonga threatens future of Pacific nation

NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga (AP) — The days unfold at a leisurely pace in Tonga, a South Pacific archipelago with no traffic lights or fast-food chains, and where snuffling pigs roam dusty roads. Y...

China's largesse in Tonga threatens future of Pacific nation

NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga (AP) — The days unfold at a leisurely pace in Tonga, a South Pacific archipelago with no traffic lights or fast-food chains, and where snuffling pigs roam dusty roads. Y...

US-China trade war may be the end for Belt and Road funding

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s massive infrastructure project for the Eastern Hemisphere, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), may be moving slowly towards a dead-end according to some rece...

Turkey's Erdogan affirms importance of ties with China

BEIJING (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an ostensible U.S. NATO ally, has affirmed the importance of ties with key American rival China at a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in...