Taiwan rates historic visit by US Undersecretary of State a success

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The unprecedented visit by United States Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment Keith Krach was very productive and would lead to a deepen...

US senator introduces Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Rick Scott on Friday (Sept. 18) introduced the Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act, authorizing the U.S. to employ military force if China invades Taiwan. In a ...

Taiwan premier defends US pork imports as key to global trade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a special address to the Legislative Yuan Friday (Sept. 18), Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) defended the government’s decision to end an import ban on pork containi...

US Under Secretary of State Keith Krach arrives in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach landed in Taiwan on Thursday afternoon (Sept. 17), the second high-ranking U.S. ...

AmCham Taipei, US-Taiwan Business Council form coalition to boost BTA efforts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Taipei and the U.S.-Taiwan Business Council (USTBC) have formed a coalition to promote efforts toward signing a Bilateral Trad...

Central Taiwan city launches ‘safe pork’ label

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung City has launched a labeling campaign aimed at letting hog farmers and meat producers tell customers their product does not contain residues of the leanness drug ...

Time is 'ripe' for Taiwan-US BTA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Thursday (Sept. 10) said the government’s relaxation of import restrictions on American pork and cattle removes trade barr...

Marco Rubio urges US official to open free trade talks with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday (Sept. 10) urging him to send Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, an...

Local business association, Amcham call for Taiwan-US bilateral trade agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Taipei and the Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce, Taiwan (CNAIC, 工商協進會) on Wednesday (Sept. 9) called on T...

Taiwan opposition party denies declining to meet with US officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's main opposition party, the Kuomintang party (KMT), has reportedly declined to meet with officials from the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) as the party agg...

US Undersecretary of State Krach likely to visit Taiwan for trade talks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There was a possibility that United States Undersecretary of State Keith Krach might travel to Taiwan by the end of September to hold trade talks with the nation's gov...

US-Taiwan Business Council urges Washington to sign BTA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lotta Danielsson, vice president of the non-profit U.S.-Taiwan Business Council, is urging Washington to sign a bilateral trade agreement (BTA) with Taipei after Taiwan an...

Oil companies want Kenya to loosen strict stance on plastics

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The oil industry has asked the United States to pressure Kenya to change its world-leading stance against the plastic waste that litters Africa, according to environmentalists wh...

American think tank to hold video conference on US-Taiwan economic ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Washington D.C.-based think tank Heritage Foundation will host a video seminar Monday night (Aug. 31) that will touch upon Taiwan-U.S. economic ties and trade. The vide...

Eased meat import rules to earn international trust: Tsai

The move by Taiwan to ease rules on pork and beef imports from the United States will help Taiwan build international trust, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Saturday. In a post on her Facebook pa...