Robot soccer world cup to take place in central Taiwan in August

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The Ministry of Science and Technology has won a bid to host the 2018 Federation of International Robot Soccer Association (FIRA) Robo World Cup, which will take place in Taichung, cen...

Hino, VW partner on hybrids, autonomous drive, technology

TOKYO (AP) — Hino Motors, Toyota Motor Corp.'s group truck manufacturer, and Volkswagen Truck & Bus of Germany say they have agreed to work together in a partnership on technologies like hybrids, ...

Made in China 2025 plan irking Beijing's trading partners

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. officials have a name for their frustration with Beijing's technology ambitions: "Made in China 2025." Issued in 2015, it calls for China to develop its own globa...

Xi vs Trump: Who has the better hand in potential trade war?

BEIJING (AP) — The brewing China-U.S. trade conflict features two leaders who've expressed friendship but are equally determined to pursue their nation's interests and their own politica...

Xi vs Trump: Who has the better hand in potential trade war?

BEIJING (AP) — The brewing China-U.S. trade conflict features two leaders who've expressed friendship but are equally determined to pursue their nation's interests and their own political agendas. ...

AP Explains: US targets heart of China's economic blueprint

BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump's threat to hike tariffs on technology imports from China strikes at the heart of Beijing's state-led blueprint for prosperity and restoring the nation's greatnes...

1 year after Mar-a-Lago summit, US-China ties on tenterhooks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump first tried to disarm Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago with smooth talk and hospitality. A year later, he's resorted to hardball and found that Xi is...

AP News Guide: What's behind the US-China trade fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China, the world's two largest economies, have roiled financial markets and fueled fears of a protracted trade war by threatening tariffs this week on each othe...

AP News Guide: What's behind the US-China trade fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China, the world's two largest economies, have roiled financial markets and fueled fears of a protracted trade war by threatening tariffs this week on each othe...

Gov't urged to improve business environment amid looming trade war

Taipei, April 4 (CNA) Corporate leaders on Wednesday called on the Taiwan government to improve the domestic business environment to encourage China-based Taiwanese companies to relocate their investm...

What's at stake in China-US trade dispute

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing has announced a $50 billion list of U.S. goods for possible tariff hikes in a spiraling technology dispute with Washington. That followed the release of a U.S....

US proposes tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday escalated its aggressive actions on trade by proposing 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports to protest Beijing's alleged...

Italy's robot concierge a novelty on the way to better AI

PESCHIERA DEL GARDA, Italy (AP) — Robby Pepper can answer questions in Italian, English and German. Billed as Italy's first robot concierge, the humanoid will be deployed all season at a hotel on the ...

Video games exhibition set for Philly's Franklin Institute

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A touring exhibition that explores the evolution of video games and features more than 100 playable games has landed in Philadelphia. "Game Masters " opens Saturd...

University of Michigan's outdoor drone lab takes flight

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A dedicated outdoor space for testing autonomous aerial vehicles has taken flight at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Researchers hosted a "demo day" ...