The Latest: US capital city moves to next reopening phase

WASHINGTON - The capital of the United States is moving to the second phase of its reopening next week. Washington, D.C., officials say the anticipated spike in COVID-19 infections ...

HKTDC’s Start-up Express Pitching Contest Showcases Innovative Solutions

Development programme creates opportunities in a volatile economy HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 10 June 2020 - Start-up Express, an entrepreneurship development programme organised by the Hong K...

Machinery trade shows in Taipei postponed due to coronavirus concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan External Trade Development Council, TAITRA, announced on Tuesday (June 2) that it was postponing a machinery trade show in Taipei originally scheduled for Septe...

Czech glass artist Jaroslava Brychtova dies at 95

PRAGUE (AP) — Jaroslava Brychtova, a Czech glass artist whose sculptures and other works created together with her late husband Stanislav Libensky won international recognition, has died. She was 95. ...

Facing recession, Europe grasps for ways to limit damage

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Suddenly staring recession in the face, European leaders are lining up an array of tax breaks, financial support for companies and likely central bank measures in the hope of...

Trade show blues: Exhibitions go virtual as virus spreads

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Fine wines and hipster gin. Hunting rifles and knives. Contemporary paintings and million-dollar sports cars. They're all marketed at trade events that are quickly going dark...

Massive stimulus of NT$60 billion in works for Taiwan post-coronavirus

In a bid to tackle the potential impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak on the domestic economy, the Executive Yuan announced Thursday a NT$60 billion (US$2 billion) bailout plan to help hard-hit...

Taiwan plans NT$2 billion coupon stimulus as coronavirus weakens economy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is considering plans to alleviate the financial burden felt by industries due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (20...

US travel industry to Chinese tourists: What trade war?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., has dangled hotel discounts tied to the Chinese Lunar New Year. Arizona has promoted its outdoor attractions to draw visitors during another popular Chines...

US travel industry to Chinese tourists: What trade war?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., has dangled hotel discounts tied to the Chinese Lunar New Year. Arizona has promoted its outdoor attractions to draw visitors during another popul...

Taiwan gives visa waiver to visitors from only African ally eSwatini

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Visitors from Taiwan’s only African ally, the Kingdom of eSwatini, will be allowed to stay on the island for a maximum of 90 days beginning June 1, the Ministry of Foreign...

Germany's CEBIT computer show scrapped after 32 years

BERLIN (AP) — Organizers say they are scrapping the annual CEBIT computer show in Germany, an event that has drawn tech enthusiasts to Hannover for more than three decades. Deutsche ...

Taiwan’s premier cycling trade fair to begin Oct. 31 in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--TAIPEI CYCLE 2018 will be held from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall 1 and Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) Hall 3 before it is moved to a March date for t...

Syria hopes to jumpstart rebuilding despite massive hurdles

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — With back-to-back trade fairs held in Damascus this month, Syria is hoping to jumpstart reconstruction of its devastated cities by inviting international investors to take part ...

Mexico City bans use of models at city events

MEXICO CITY (AP) — They've long been an unmissable part of public events in Mexico, from soccer matches to trade fairs: attractive women hired to be greeters or simply as eye candy, sometimes scantily...