Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Greece for visit

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Greece on an official visit meant to deepen economic ties between the two countries. Xi is due to meet President Pro...

Taipei Expo opens in Philippines to explore business opportunities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Expo 2019 opened at the SMX Convention Center in Davao, the Philippines on Friday (Nov. 8) as part of the island’s bid to increase its commercial clout in the...

China lifts foreign investment limits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The State Council of China announced Thursday evening (Nov. 7) that all restrictions on foreign banks, brokerages, and fund management firms in China will be removed in 20...

Europeans look to China as global partner, shun Trump's US

PARIS (AP) — When France's president wants to carry European concerns to the world stage to find solutions for climate change, trade tensions or Iran's nuclear ambitions, he no longer ca...

Europeans look to China as global partner, shun Trump's US

PARIS (AP) — When France's president wants to carry European concerns to the world stage to find solutions for climate change, trade tensions or Iran's nuclear ambitions, he no longer calls Washington...

Taiwan tycoon to serve 5 years and 9 months in prison for food safety scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Wei Ying-chun (魏應充), one of four brothers who own Ting Hsin International Group, will serve five years and nine months in prison for his part in food safety scandals invol...

China's Xi: Macron visit boosts multilateralism, free trade

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday hailed a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron as giving a boost to multilateralism and free trade, amid ongoing economic tensions with ...

US woos Asia with plan to rival China’s ‘Belt and Road’

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Tuesday the U.S. will invest and trade more in Asia as it rolls out an American plan to support "sustainable" projects in Asia as a counterpoint to China&...

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At trade show, Xi pledges steps to open Chinese markets

SHANGHAI (AP) — President Xi Jinping promised more gradual market-opening steps at the start of an import fair Tuesday but no initiatives on technology policy and other irritants that sparked a ...

US woos Asia with plan to rival China's 'Belt and Road'

BANGKOK (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says the U.S. will invest and trade more in Asia as it rolls out an American plan to support "sustainable" projects in Asia. The plan an...

Protester killed in clashes as Iraq tries to reopen port

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say at least one protester has been killed in clashes in the southern city of Umm Qasr, where security forces are trying to reopen a key port that has been shut down by ...

Xi promises gradual opening of Chinese markets to investment

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping has promised more steps to gradually open Chinese markets to foreign investment but offered no new initiatives to ease trade tension with Washington and Europe. ...

China-led Asian trade bloc pushes ahead as India drops out

NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — A 16-nation trade initiative backed by China is pushing ahead as India, facing fierce domestic opposition to its market-opening requirements, has dropped out. Lead...

Macron's China visit underscores economic tensions

BEIJING (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is visiting China this week amid a push for Beijing to open its markets, despite festering trade disputes and weakened consumer spending. ...