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Greece woos investments on Chinese foreign minister's visit

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek officials sought to expand Chinese investment in the country during talks on Wednesday with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, that also touched on regional geopolitics, spo...

Italy hosts a climate-focused G20 as geopolitics shift

ROME (AP) — The leaders of Russia and China aren’t coming. Turkey nearly set off a diplomatic incident on the eve of the meeting. And the United States, Australia and France will be at the same table ...

Geography explains why China is communist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A recent video released by a geopolitics Youtuber, Shirvan Neftchi, claims that geography is the principal reason China cannot abandon communism as its governing ideology....

Cyprus' top diplomat: Turkey is creating new Ottoman empire

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The foreign minister of the divided island of Cyprus is accusing Turkey’s president of attempting to promote a new Ottoman empire in the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East...

Myth of ‘ASEAN Centrality’ lies exposed as Indonesian prominence on rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In every official document issued by the ASEAN Secretariat, based in Jakarta since 2014, the concept of "ASEAN Centrality" has become increasingly ubiquitous. ...

Will Malaysia's ties with the EU improve under new government?

Changes of government are usually occasions for countries to reassess their foreign relations, but few analysts reckon Malaysia's new government that came into office late last month will oversee ...

Stocks rise broadly in morning trading following dismal week

Stocks rose broadly in morning trading on Wall Street Monday as investors try to shake off the market's biggest weekly drop since June. The S&P 500 rose 0.1% as of 11:28 a.m. The...

Taiwan, Japan, Philippines must hold line against Chinese expansion: Filipino ex-admiral

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Retired Philippine Rear Admiral Rommel Jude Ong said Taiwan is at the core of the first island chain, making its participation in joint military exercises with Japan and t...

Iran indispensable partner for securing influence in the new Afghanistan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Iran will play a pivotal role for Eurasian powers looking to extend their interests in Afghanistan in the aftermath of the U.S. military withdrawal from the country. ...

COVID: Why is Europe donating so many vaccines to Vietnam?

Italy and Romania became the latest European countries to donate COVID-19 vaccines to Vietnam on August 25. In the weeks beforehand, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and France gave doses to Hanoi....

'Lone wolf warrior' - Does China need real allies anyway?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In recent times, geopolitics has been shaped by a renewed tussle for power among nations seeking to increase their sphere of influence. While the U.S. and Asian nations...

TSMC Japan play aims to ease auto, image sensor shortage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is building its first fab in Japan to increase chip supply for image sensors and the automotive sector as local chipmaker...

EU left behind as US pushes 'vaccine diplomacy' in Southeast Asia

The European Union's international vaccine drive runs the risk of falling behind other major international powers, especially in Southeast Asia, where the United States is ramping up their vaccine...

EU foreign ministers meet for talks on Mozambique and Lebanon

Foreign ministers from the European Union's 27 member-states will try to find a united approach on major foreign policy issues during talks in Brussels on Monday. With strife brewing in both Moza...

Vietnam to gain as EU-China investment pact stalls

In geopolitics as in business, one person's loss is another's gain. As such, Vietnam could be set to benefit from an increase of investment from EU states after European leaders intimated in e...