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Guatemalan embassy in Taiwan opens commercial counselor office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Guatemalan embassy in Taipei held an opening ceremony for its newly-established commercial counselor office on Friday morning (Jan. 20). In opening remarks, Guatema...

Taiwan working on temporary measures to protect business interests in Nicaragua

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is currently working on a stopgap to ensure the rights and interests of Taiwanese businesses in Nicaragua, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thursday (Jan...

Biden selects Los Angeles to host next Summit of Americas

MIAMI (AP) — The Biden administration has chosen Los Angeles to host a summit of leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean that is a key part of its outreach to a region increasingly being courted ...

China touts support from Gulf states for Uyghur treatment

BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday it gained support on issues including the treatment of Uyghur Muslims from a number of Persian Gulf states following talks between their foreign ministers at which the...

India, Britain launch talks on free trade deal

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Britain on Thursday launched talks on a free trade deal that is expected to boost bilateral trade by billions of dollars in one of the most ambitious negotiations after Brex...

UK, India launch post-Brexit free trade talks

The UK and India kicked off talks in New Delhi on Thursday to lock in a new free trade agreement. It's the most ambitious round of trade talks that Britain has launched since Brexit. The UK is lo...

Giving thanks for the past year in Taiwan and best wishes for the new year

Global problems persist… As we enter a new year, it is easy to be grim about the future. The continuing COVID-19 plague, ongoing PRC belligerence toward Taiwan and others, the Russian threat...

What to expect from Europe-ASEAN relations in 2022

In his end-of-year "review" for 2021, European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Josep Borrell set a positive note on the bloc's relationship with Southeast Asian countries. "We have...

Mexico asks USMCA dispute resolution panel on auto content

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government on Thursday requested a dispute resolution panel under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement because it claims the United States is improperly interpret...

India launches semiconductor mission amid FTA talks with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — India launched its new scheme to attract investment in semiconductor manufacturing on Saturday (Jan. 1) by formally beginning to accept applications to set up fabs in the ...

Tsai makes no mention of 'ROC' in New Year's speech, only 'Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During her 2,700-word New Year's Day speech on Saturday (Jan. 1), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) made no mention of the "Republic of China" (ROC) for the first...

Asia looks to China-focused trade bloc for virus recovery

BANGKOK (AP) — Members of a China-centered Asian trade bloc that takes effect Jan. 1 are hoping the initiative, encompassing about a third of world trade and business activity, will help power their r...

US must grant Asia access to its market to counter China in Indo-Pacific: Bloomberg

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. should include access to its enormous market in the upcoming Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, according to Bloomberg’s editorial board. An opinion piece ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Dec. 17, the 351st day of 2021. There are 14 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 17,...

Australia, Britain sign free trade agreement

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia and Britain signed a free trade agreement Friday that will eliminate almost all taxes on exports between the countries. The FTA was signed at a virtual cerem...