Friday, August 28, 2015
Former Vice President Lien Chan (連戰) will visit mainland China on Sept. 1, where he is expected to meet with Xi Jinping and attend a military parade commemorating the end of World War II, his office confirmed yesterday.
The U.S. economy posted a much bigger rebound in growth during the spring than previously reported, thanks to improvements in a number of areas including consumer spending and business investment.
The bodies of between 20 and 50 migrants have been found in a truck on a highway in Austria, police said Thursday, the latest tragedy involving people desperately trying to reach Europe.
Shanghai stocks closed up 5.34 percent on Thursday, cheered by a rally on Wall Street and a domestic interest rate cut this week aimed at boosting the world's second-largest economy, dealers said.
U.S. stocks climbed Thursday morning, extending their recovery from a sharp sell-off that was triggered by concerns about the health of the Chinese economy.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Former Vice President Lien Chan will attend World War II commemorative activities in Beijing, including a military parade next week, and hold a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit, an aide has said.
Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong slammed police Thursday for what he called a "political prosecution" after he was charged over protests which led to last year's mass pro-democracy street rallies.
Taiwan shares rallied yesterday in a session that was supported by National Stabilization Fund (國安基金), according to the Finance Ministry.
Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), chairwoman and presidential candidate of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), commented Wednesday on the severe economic situation facing the nation and suggested that the government adopt comprehensive counter measures.
A television reporter and cameraman were shot to death on the air during a live broadcast Wednesday morning in Virginia by a gunman the governor described as a disgruntled station employee who was being chased by police on a nearby highway.
The head of mainland China's work safety watchdog has been sacked, state media said Wednesday, two weeks after giant explosions in one of the country's largest ports killed 139 and injured hundreds.