China, Taiwan diplomats in highest-level talks thus far

Feb 10, 2014

China, Taiwan diplomats in highest-level talks thus far

Taiwan and China are holding their highest-level talks since splitting amid a civil war 65 years ago, hoping to further boost contacts and ease lingering tensions, even as political developments on the self-governing island swing away from Beijing’s goal of eventual unification. Tuesday’s discussions ...

Sep 22, 2013

TPP talks ready to ascend to political level

Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiators on Saturday cleared the way for political decisions at high-level meetings next month that may lead to the creation of a new free trade pact that will dwarf existing agreements, Japan’s top TPP negotiator said. “We have succeeded in laying the ...

Japan's entry seen giving TPP talks weight, dynamics

| Jul 26, 2013

Japan's entry seen giving TPP talks weight, dynamics

by Sayo Sasaki

Japan’s entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade negotiations has significantly boosted the economic scale of the envisioned pact, but it has also brought new complexity to the multilateral talks that have been strongly influenced by the world’s leading economy, the United States. With Japan, ...