China warns it could turn military exercises into invasion of Dongsha, Penghu, and Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to Japanese media reports that China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) is planning on holding war games in August to prepare for a future assault on the...

Built for a global economy, Dubai now threatened by virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai built a city of skyscrapers and artificial archipelagos on the promise of globalization, creating itself as a vital hub for the free movement of trade, people ...

China thinks US will abandon Taiwan, past American military operations prove otherwise

If China were to successfully occupy Taiwan, it would no longer merely be a country on the Asian continent. Such a victory would cement its claim as a Pacific military superpower. The takeover woul...

India denies new road breaches territory disputed with Nepal

NEW DELHI (AP) — India says a newly inaugurated road does not illegally cross into neighboring Nepal, denying the tiny Himalayan country's claim that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nation...

Historic data indicate a Chinese invasion of Taiwan is easier said than done

Shih Ming-teh (施明德), a renowned political activist in Taiwan and a former political prisoner for 25 and a half years, recently published a research paper entitled "On Taiwan's sovereignty and...

US manufacturing falls in April as virus ravages economy

WASHiNGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing retreated again in April, a victim of economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purc...

Trump campaign tests lines of attack to define Biden

NEW YORK (AP) — Air Force One is mostly grounded. Fundraisers are canceled. And the closest thing to a campaign rally is President Donald Trump’s nightly coronavirus briefing. The pr...

Poll: Americans sour on China amid pandemic, broader rivalry

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are increasingly hostile to China as the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on the U.S. and global economies and after three years of Trump administration antagonism toward ...

West Virginia governor's coal companies to pay $5M in fines

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Billionaire West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's coal companies have agreed to pay more than $5 million for thousands of mine safety violations, federal prosecutors said Wednesday...

Survey: US manufacturing slides in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — American manufacturing slide in March, dragged down by economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purcha...

China's Huawei says '19 sales up 19% despite U.S. sanctions

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei said Tuesday its sales of smartphones and other products grew by double digits last year despite U.S. sanctions but warned it now faces a “more complicated” gl...

The countdown clock is clicking again for the Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — The countdown clocks have been reset and are ticking again for the Tokyo Olympics. The model outside Tokyo Station, and others across the Japanese capital were switched ...

'Choppy waters' await Navy as virus strikes aircraft carrier

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy, the military service hit hardest by the coronavirus, scrambled Friday to contain its first at-sea outbreak, with at least two dozen infected aboard the USS Theodore Rooseve...

Chinese warplane's radar locked onto Taiwanese fighter jet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China steps up its 'provocative" air patrols around Taiwan over the past few weeks, a report has surfaced that on at least once occasion, a Chinese warplane lo...

Target offers solid profit outlook despite virus uncertainty

NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. says there could be periodic shipping delays in merchandise from China while the discounter scrambles to stock up on more household essentials in its U.S. stores as it con...