France resumes tax on tech giants, seeks deal with US

PARIS (AP) — France is resuming collection of a special tax on Big Tech companies like Amazon and Facebook despite the threat of U.S. retaliatory tariffs on French Champagne, cheese, handbags and othe...

Biden faces pressure to deepen ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the face of an increasingly belligerent China, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will be pressured from both sides of the aisle to strengthen ties with Taiwan. Under th...

Taiwan could play key role in rearrangement of global supply chains: AIT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Brent Christensen said Wednesday (Nov. 25) that Taiwan could play "a unique role" in the world's pursuit of a sus...

Japan protests China's island incursions during FM visit

TOKYO (AP) — Japan used a visit by the Chinese foreign minister on Wednesday to protest Beijing's increased activity and what it calls infiltration around disputed East China Sea islands. ...

Trump aims to box in Biden abroad, but it may not work

WASHINGTON (AP) — On its way out the door, the Trump administration is enacting new rules, regulations and orders that it hopes will box in President-elect Joe Biden's administration on nume...

Pompeo says economic dialogue will strengthen US-Taiwan relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue wrapped up Friday (Nov. 20), U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday commented that economic dialogu...

U.S.-Taiwan dialogue prioritizes cooperation in semiconductor sector

The first U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership (EPP) Dialogue has identified the semiconductor industry as the two countries' top priority in economic cooperation, according to Minister wit...

Taiwan, US hold new economic dialogue, leave out BTA and American pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. and Taiwan inaugurated a new economic dialogue on Friday evening (Nov. 20). The first U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue (EPP) began with the...

US, Taiwan step up economic cooperation in new dialogue

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The U.S. and Taiwan are stepping up cooperation in a newly created economic dialogue, in another move from the outgoing Trump administration to increase official exchanges with t...

Taiwan participates in first Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and the U.S. conducted their first Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue in Washington D.C. on Friday (Nov. 20), which saw the signing of a memorandum of underst...

Australia, New Zealand chamber calls for trade deal with Taiwan

The Australia New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (ANZCham) on Thursday urged Taiwan and Australia to sign a free trade deal, citing the success of a similar pact between Taiwan and New Zealand ...

Japan, New Zealand press for open markets to boost recovery

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Leaders from Japan and New Zealand on Friday warned countries against the temptation of retreating into trade protectionism, saying that keeping markets open is the way t...

The Latest: China's Xi calls for cooperation on vaccine

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping is calling for closer international cooperation on making a vaccine for the coronavirus available. Xi spoke Thursday in an address delivered v...

Xi: China will avoid decoupling amid tension with US, Europe

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — China's President Xi Jinping on Thursday spurned suggestions that his country might decouple or separate itself from the U.S. and other trading partners, amid tension wit...

Chinese President Xi Jinping blasts protectionism in APEC speech

The President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, promised to keep the country's "super-sized" economy open and railed against protectionism in a speech over video to econ...