UK and Australia commit to free trade negotiations

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab made his first overseas trip since Brexit on Thursday to faraway Australia, where he reaffirmed Britain’s desire for a free trade deal...

Taiwan's TAITRA seeks to empower women entrepreneurs

In a bid to tap the full potential of women entrepreneurs, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is set to organize for the first time a trade promotion delegation exclusively composed of...

India celebrates Republic Day with military parade

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of Indians converged on a ceremonial boulevard in the capital amid tight security to celebrate the Republic Day on Sunday, which marks the 1950 anniversary of the country’s ...

India, Brazil agree to boost ties in IT, biofuel and mining

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Brazil on Saturday agreed to boost trade and investment across a range of fields such as defense, mining, biofuel, cybersecurity, food, the environment and health. ...

Australia seeks closer Taiwan ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Australian government congratulated Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday (Jan. 12) for getting re-elected and added that it hoped to strengthen cooperation with Taiwan. The...

World Bank sees modest global 2020 rebound but trade a risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Bank says the global economy should see a modest rebound in growth this year. But the 189-nation lending institution is cautioning that a number risks cou...

Taiwan, Netherlands sign working holiday deal

Taiwan and the Netherlands signed an agreement Monday that paves the way for a reciprocal working holiday program between the two countries that is expected to take effect in April, the Ministry of Fo...

Tsai reaffirms commitment to deepening Taiwan-US trade ties

President Tsai Ing-wen said Dec. 9 that Taiwan is committed to starting negotiations with the U.S. on a bilateral trade agreement and expanding related exchanges across the board to boost economic gro...

President pitches bilateral trade pact in meeting with U.S. official

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) expressed hope Monday during a meeting with a high-level U.S. Department of Commerce official that Taiwan and the United States can sign a bilateral trade agreement to add...

Taiwan hopes to resume high-level trade talks with new agricultural division in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the addition of an agricultural division, Taiwan’s representative office in the U.S. hopes to resume deputy ministerial-level trade talks with the U.S. The T...

Hong Konger complains to UK about China TV forced confession

LONDON (AP) — A former British Consulate employee in Hong Kong who says he was detained and tortured by Chinese police for information on protesters complained on Wednesday to U.K. regulators that Chi...

US security adviser says world silent on China camps

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — President Donald Trump's new national security adviser is criticizing what he says is silence from the rest of the world over China’s confinement of more than 1 million Mus...

Global economy slows to decade low: OECD

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The global economy is expected to grow at 2.9 percent for the rest of 2019 and 2020, the lowest since the financial crisis 10 years ago, according to an OECD forecast on T...

China’s Xi says Beijing wants trade deal, can ‘fight back’

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping says Beijing wants to work for a trade deal with the United States but is not afraid to “fight back.” Reinforcing the upbeat tone taken in...

Ex-British Consulate staff says Chinese police tortured him

BEIJING (AP) — A former employee of the British Consulate in Hong Kong says he was detained and tortured by Chinese secret police trying to extract information about massive anti-government prot...