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China's Xi calls for unity in fighting virus, climate change

Countries must cooperate more closely in fighting the challenges of the pandemic and climate change and in supporting a sustainable global economic recovery, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday i...

Taiwan rejects latest unification talk from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Thursday (Dec. 31) rejected a statement from China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) the previous day that 2021 would see further e...

Asian stocks advance after stimulus talks lift Wall St

Shares rose in Asia on Wednesday after revived hopes for more aid for the U.S. economy broke a four-day losing streak on Wall Street. Japan reported weaker than expected export data...

Japan exports slip despite uptick in trade with China

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports fell more than 4% from a year earlier in November, despite an uptick in trade with China, according to customs data released Wednesday. Exports of vehic...

Taiwanese-American Katherine Tai expected to be nominated as US trade envoy

[Update: December 11 at 10:20] U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday (Dec. 10) announced his decision to name Katherine Tai as the U.S. trade representative. Despite her Democratic affiliation...

China to impose temporary anti-dumping measures on Australian wine imports

Australia has responded defiantly to China imposing anti-dumping tariffs on Australian wine, saying the “seriously concerning development” looks to be about diplomatic grievances and not a...

S Korea agency says N Korea executed people, shut Pyongyang

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered at least two people executed, banned fishing at sea and locked down capital Pyongyang as part of frantic efforts to guard against ...

North Korea attempts to hack South Korean coronavirus vaccine firms — spy agency

North Korea attempted to hack into South Korean drugmakers working on coronavirus vaccines, lawmakers in Seoul announced on Friday. Lawmakers Ha Tae-keung and Kim Byung-kee, briefed by the National I...

US trade deficit falls to $63.9 billion in September

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell in September after hitting a 14-year high the previous month as exports outpaced imports. The gap between what the U.S. sells an...

Asian shares lifted by stronger China growth numbers

Shares advanced in Asia on Monday after China reported its economy grew at a 4.9% annual pace in the last quarter, with consumer spending and industrial production rising to pre-pandemic levels. ...

North Korea may show new missiles at weekend military parade

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For months, North Korea has been relatively uncombative, as leader Kim Jong Un grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, natural disasters and the deepening economic pain under...

60% of Taiwanese companies reducing footprint in China amid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese companies in China are reducing their operations in the communist country due to the Wuhan coronavirus' (COVID-19) continued impact on their bottom line, des...

Canada drops free trade talks with China: The Globe and Mail

A trade agreement between Canada and China is no longer worth pursuing, Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne said in an interview to The Globe and Mail, abandoning ...

Hong Kong activist thanks Czech mayor for calling CCP 'rude clowns'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Hong Kong activist posted a letter on Saturday (Sept. 5) thanking the mayor of a Prague district for his scathing letter calling the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) "...

Marco Rubio urges US official to open free trade talks with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday (Sept. 10) urging him to send Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, an...