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Hong Kong based Rare Whisky Holdings agrees investment deal with Scottish whisky auction house Whisky Hammer

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 27 July 2021 - Rare Whisky Holdings, a whisky investment group managed out of Hong Kong has bought a 49% stake of the online whisky auction site, Whisky Hammer, and ...

Vatican details worldwide property holdings for first time

For the first time in its history, the Vatican released detailed disclosure forms Saturday showing the Holy See owns more than 5,000 properties worldwide. The move comes ahead of a major trial that is...

EU Parliament votes for boycott of 2022 Beijing Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The European Parliament has adopted a resolution calling for member states to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing in response to the suppression of opposition voic...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 15 The Guardian on U.S. President Joe Biden, China and Europe: It is 50 year...

European Parliament votes to put China investment deal on ice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The European Parliament voted Thursday (May 20) to freeze the ratification process on a China investment deal over Chinese sanctions on five EU lawmakers. The Parliamen...

European Parliament to vote on freezing China investment deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The European Parliament is likely to pass a motion on Thursday (May 20) to officially freeze an investment deal with China. The move comes in response to what parliamen...

Taiwan envoy to Czech Republic underscores close bilateral relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s envoy to the Czech Republic, Ke Liang-ruey (柯良叡) on Monday (May 10) highlighted close Taiwan-Czech relations and called on the EU to finalize a bilateral in...

EU-China investment deal dead in water

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The landmark EU-China investment deal is on hold, with momentum to ratify the agreement unlikely to resume while relations between the bloc and its second-largest trade pa...

EU-China investment deal put on ice over sanctions

A diplomatic spat between the European Union and China has jeopardized a major investment agreement, officials said on Tuesday. EU Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis told AFP news agency ...

Xinjiang sanctions landmark moment in global response to China

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The genocide of Uyghur Muslims by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been high on the agenda of most Western governments for some time now. It has been noticeable...

EU-China deal grinds into reverse after tit-for-tat sanctions

Fewer than three months after it was agreed, progress to pass an EU-China deal giving European companies better access to Chinese markets has sharply reversed after tit-for-tat sanctions. China bla...

Western allies exchange sanction salvos with China over Xinjiang

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Acting in concert, the U.S., U.K., Canada, and EU on Monday (March 22) announced sanctions on Chinese officials with connections to the ongoing human rights abuses in Xinj...

EU commissioner defends vaccine strategy as 'success in the making'

Hitting back at accusations that the EU had mismanaged the coronavirus vaccine rollout, Margaritis Schinas, a vice-president of the European Commission, said that blaming Brussels is "convenient&...

China envoy urges EU to develop its 'strategic autonomy'

BRUSSELS (AP) — China’s envoy to the European Union on Wednesday urged the 27-nation bloc to deepen its ties with his country even further and said that he hoped the EU’s desire for “strategic autonom...

Beijing's assurances on forced labor 'hot air': Chair of EU Parliament's China Delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — EU leaders and China hammered out the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) in the closing days of 2020 at a time when the Chinese Communist Party is increasingly on...