Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (AmCham Taipei) said Tuesday that it heartily welcomes the news that after some five years of negotiations, the 12 countries of the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have come to a final agreement on the substance of the trade pact.
Canada's new representative to Taiwan, Mario Ste-Marie, recently arrived in the country to assume the top envoy post, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced yesterday.
A U.S. defense official attending a U.S.-Taiwan defense conference in Virginia encouraged American companies on Monday to transfer technology to Taiwan so that it can assemble its own weapons, according to a participant at the conference.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Taiwan's government yesterday expressed its gratitude toward the diplomatic allies that vouched for it as the United Nations General Assembly convened for its annual General Debate last week. All in all, 16 of the R.O.C.'s diplomatic allies spoke directly in support of the island's participation in international organizations activity.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Taiwan has repeatedly expressed its interest in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and according to its representative to the United States, the goal will eventually be achieved because Taiwan is "too important to ignore."
Friday, October 2, 2015
The European Union is threatening to take trade action against Taiwan and the Comoros if they do not contain within six months illegal and unregulated fishing, which is a major contributor to the depletion of key commercial stocks.
The United States might sell arms to Taiwan at the end of this year, said Mark Stokes, executive director of the Washington-based think tank Project 2049 Institute.
Taiwan lowered its travel alert for Bangkok from "orange" to "yellow" Thursday, after the hunt for the main suspect in a deadly bombing in the Thai capital in August ended and the situation was said to have stabilized.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
The latest round of major trade talks between Taiwan and the United States under the bilateral Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) will be held Thursday in Taipei.