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Expert lists reasons behind Taiwan's negative population growth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An expert has suggested that an increase in the nation's marriage rate is a key to boosting Taiwan’s birth rates. Taiwan had experienced a population decline ...

Taiwan sees first ever negative population growth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan recorded a population decline for the first time in history, as the nation's deaths outnumbered births by nearly 10,000 in the last 12 months. Ministry of th...

Portugal leads drive for EU consensus on migration policy

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal started consultations Tuesday with other European Union countries to find common ground for a new policy on migration, which has caused humanitarian crises and deep po...

Huawei invites Griezmann to talk after he cut ties

Chinese tech giant Huawei wants to talk to French soccer player Antoine Griezmann about its human rights record. The Barcelona forward had promoted Huawei's smartphones in advertisem...

Griezmann ends partnership with Huawei, cites Uighurs

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — French soccer player Antoine Griezmann ended his affiliation with Huawei on Thursday, saying there are “strong suspicions” that the Chinese tech giant has contributed to the re...

US official says UN has 'lack of curiosity' on Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) — The United Nations is not doing enough to investigate reported abuses in China’s Xinjiang region against members of Muslim minority groups, the U.S. envoy for women’s issues said Thursd...

Taiwan mulls loosening labor rules to allow more foreign IT graduates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is considering relaxing its rules for foreign graduates to work in the country as it seeks to address the talent shortage caused by its low birth rate. Taiwan&rs...

Private colleges face closures amid low birth rates in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s educational authorities expressed support on Monday (Oct. 19) for the country’s public and private universities to merge amid population decline woes....

2 remote Japan towns seek to host nuclear waste storage site

TOKYO (AP) — Two remote towns in northern Japan struggling with rapidly graying and shrinking populations signed up Friday to possibly host a high-level radioactive waste storage site as a means of ec...

Japan: Shinzo Abe's checkered economic legacy

In 2013, Japan's new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced an aggressive economic reform policy to pull his country out of two decades of a deflationary slump. The policy, dubbed Abenomics, envisage...

Millennials and boomers: Pandemic pain, by the generation

CINCINNATI (AP) — Millennials, you're taking a big hit — again. And you're not OK, either, boomers. Sometimes at odds, America's two largest generations now have something to agree o...

Millennials and boomers: Pandemic pain, by the generation

CINCINNATI (AP) — Millennials, you're taking a big hit — again. And you're not OK, either, boomers. Sometimes at odds, America's two largest generations now have something to agree o...

Croatia: Election reveals young voters' apathy toward politics

How many voters between the ages of 18 and 30 will cast ballots in Croatia's parliamentary elections this Sunday, July 5? No one really knows, but Marko Matijevic, founder and editor-in-chief of t...

Calls for UN probe of China forced birth control on Uighurs

Politicians around the world have called for a United Nations probe into a Chinese government birth control campaign targeting largely Muslim minorities in the far western region of Xinjiang, even as ...

China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of ...