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Top U.S. diplomat for Asia to visit four ASEAN countries

The top U.S. diplomat for East Asia will visit Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand from the weekend after President Joe Biden pledged stepped up engagement with Southeast Asia, a key battlegro...

Taiwan closely monitors US plans for Indo-Pacific economic structure outside CPTPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan said Thursday (Nov. 25) it was closely monitoring plans by the United States to create a new Indo-Pacific economic and trade framework after the North American coun...

Bahrain announces $30 billion post-pandemic investment plan

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The island kingdom of Bahrain announced plans Wednesday for over $30 billion in spending to spur investment and build up infrastructure over the next several years, ...

Taiwan celebrates 30 years in APEC by donating US$1.5 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is marking 30 years in the Asia-Pacific Economic Community (APEC) by donating US$1.5 million (NT$41.69 million) to the regional trade organization. The Asia-Paci...

APEC leaders vow to tackle economic recovery, COVID-19, climate

WELLINGTON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum vowed on Friday to address economic recovery in the region by shoring up supply chains, tackling labour iss...

APEC ministers call for recovery support, curbs on fishing, farm, fuel subsidies

Pacific Rim trade and foreign ministers on Tuesday pledged to sustain the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic while pursuing talks to curb subsidies for fisheries and agriculture at a forthcoming W...

APEC leaders meeting to chart path forward from pandemic

U.S. President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will have a rare virtual encounter this week as they gather online with other Pacific Rim leaders to chart a path to recovery out of the...

APEC leaders meeting to chart path forward from pandemic

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will have a rare virtual encounter this week as they gather online with other Pacific Rim leaders to char...

New Zealand hosts virtual APEC leaders' summit, focusing on pandemic recovery

Leaders of the Asia-Pacific trade group APEC will focus on the region's economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, emphasising supply chain support and decarbonising economies, at virtual ta...

Taiwan hopes Japan can take lead to discuss CPTPP bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As chair of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade group, Japan should take the lead in handling Taiwan’s applicatio...

China exports up 28% in September; surplus with US grows

BEIJING (AP) — China's exports rose at a slightly faster pace in September while demand for imports of iron ore and other commodities eased as a property construction boom cooled and authorities enfor...

Taiwan asks Australia to support regional trade bid

SYDNEY, Oct 12 (Reuters) - A Taiwan official has asked Australia to support its bid to join the CPTPP pan-Pacific trade pact, which China opposes, saying Taiwan can boost high technology trade flows a...

Japan Chamber of Commerce supports Taiwan’s CPTPP bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Taipei (JCCIT) supported Taiwan’s bid to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership...

Biden dispatches Sullivan to meet China diplomat in Zurich

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is dispatching White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan for talks with senior Chinese foreign policy adviser Yang Jiechi in Switzerland as the two coun...

Taiwan reports another record air incursion by China

A total of 39 Chinese air force aircraft entered Taiwan's air defense zone on Saturday, the Defense Ministry in Taipei said. For the second day in a row, China set a record for the number of warp...