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Op-Ed: Australia and Asia re-evaluate as US-China policy fragments

Sydney - Living in this region, US policy looks like a true raffle in terms of intentions and future positions. It’s not just China that’s getting people edgy; United States policy is itself so often unimpressive and outdated.

Op-Ed: The real US-China trade war is in your pocket — Who's winning?

Washington - Much rhetoric, and few facts, have been roaming global media like flies after the latest round of United States tariffs. These tariffs were imposed against consumer goods sourced from China, but who’s paying for them?

Op-Ed: US-China trade war hits its final, possibly fatal, level

Sydney - The US-China trade war has finally extended to consumer goods. That’s lousy news for consumers and importers as real costs rise. The China/US range of things to clash about has simply been extended to the sole positive aspect of the relationship.

Taiwan president's bodyguard smuggling scam implicates 76: spy agency

Taipei - More than 70 members of Taiwan's presidential security detail have been swept up in a cigarette smuggling scandal, the island's spy agency announced Friday, as its chief took the unusual step of appearing in public to vow a crackdown.

Beijing-friendly candidate says elections a 'battle' for Taiwan

- Taiwan's upcoming elections will be a "heart-pounding, soul-stirring battle" for the island's future, Beijing-friendly candidate Han Kuo-yu said Sunday in his first speech since becoming the opposition party's presidential hopeful.

Taiwan presidential smuggling scandal engulfs China Airlines

Taipei - A smuggling scandal implicating Taiwan's presidential bodyguards has engulfed China Airlines after the island's largest carrier revealed huge quantities of duty-free cigarettes were routinely sold to staff accompanying the island's leader on visits ove...

US warship sails through Taiwan Strait, China 'concerned'

Taipei - An American warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait, the US Navy and Taiwanese authorities said Thursday, triggering concern in Beijing.

Taiwan foreign minister calls for 'genuine' elections in Hong Kong

Taipei - Taiwan's foreign minister on Monday called for "genuine" democratic elections to be held in Hong Kong after the city was rocked by fresh political violence, comments that will likely infuriate Beijing.

Taiwan pledges help for Hong Kong protesters seeking sanctuary

Taipei - Taiwan's government said Friday it would provide assistance to Hong Kongers seeking sanctuary after local media reported dozens of activists involved in an unprecedented storming of the city's parliament had fled to the island.

Taiwan asks HK, China to help fight $30m online love scams

Taipei - Taiwan urged China and Hong Kong on Tuesday to work together to investigate a spate of financial love scams that have caused over US$30 million in losses to Taiwanese targets.

Populist pro-China mayor to face Tsai in Taiwan presidential clash

Taipei - A populist mayor who favours closer ties with Beijing was named Monday as presidential candidate for Taiwan's main opposition party as it looks to unseat President Tsai Ing-wen in upcoming elections.

Populist pro-China mayor to face Tsai in Taiwan presidential clash

Taipei - A populist mayor who favours closer ties with Beijing was announced as the presidential candidate for Taiwan's opposition on Monday as it looks to unseat President Tsai Ing-wen in upcoming elections.

Taiwan former leader Ma cleared in political leaks case

Taipei - Taiwan's former president Ma Ying-jeou was found not guilty in a political leaks case on Friday, a major legal victory for a politician facing a slew of lawsuits since leaving office.

Taiwan leader plans US stopover on diplomatic tour

Taipei - Taiwan's leader will stop over in the United States during a visit to four Caribbean diplomatic allies in a move that could anger Beijing.

Taiwan rejects HK firm's skycraper bid over China 'security concerns'

Taipei - Taiwan has vetoed a $2 billion bid by a Hong Kong-led consortium to build a twin skyscraper in Taipei citing national security concerns, arguing the company is too heavily influenced by mainland China.

Taiwan bike makers peddling home as trade war rumbles along

Taichung - Set to a rhythmic soundtrack of clacking machinery, whirring drills and inflating tyres, bikes take shape at a factory run by Taiwan's Giant, which is leading the island's push to regain its crown as bike maker to the world.

Op-Ed: Is the US still the only superpower? Maybe, for a while

Washington - The world’s experts have come up with interesting, if somewhat predictable, findings that, “The United States is the only superpower, but..." The criteria for the various views, however, is pretty tacky and often dated, and as usual superficial.

Hong Kongers emigrate as freedoms and living standards slide

Taipei - Hong Kongers are looking for greener pastures overseas as the city's freedoms and living standards slide, with those emigrating saying the huge political protests rocking the international finance hub are just the latest catalyst.

Gou cedes Foxconn control as he eyes Taiwan presidency

Taipei - Taiwan's richest man Terry Gou said on Friday he would cede control of tech giant Foxconn to a committee, leaving the Apple-supplier in uncharted waters while he runs for president.

Hong Kong unrest alarms Taiwan with wary eye on China

Taipei - Images of riot police battling protesters in Hong Kong this week have reverberated in nearby Taiwan where many recoil at what they fear could be their future if Beijing has its way.
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