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Taiwanese President Lai Ching-te (left) and Vice President Hsiao Bi-khim wave to a crowd following his swearing-in at the Presidential Office in Taipei on Monday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / ANALYSIS
May 21, 2024
As new Taiwan leader takes office, a fragile status quo and power struggle at home await
New Taiwanese President Lai Ching-te has pledged to build on the legacy of his predecessor.
Former Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and new President Lai Ching-te wave during an inauguration ceremony outside the Presidential Office in Taipei on Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
May 21, 2024
China rebukes Japanese and South Korean lawmakers visiting Taiwan
Beijing's embassy in Tokyo said the visit seriously contravened the spirit of Sino-Japanese commitments.
Toyama Gov. Hachiro Nitta speaks during an interview in Beijing last week.
JAPAN
May 21, 2024
Amid chilled national ties, regional Japan and China exchanges continue
According to a Japanese source based in China, about 60 governors and mayors from Japan visited China in the previous fiscal year, which ended in March.
Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 1. Wyden has been investigating links between carmakers and forced labor in China.
BUSINESS
May 21, 2024
U.S. Senate probe finds forced labor ties in automakers' imports
The report said BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Volkswagen had used components from a Chinese supplier banned in the U.S.
Despite the proximity of Pingtan island to Taiwan, many there were unaware of Lai's inauguration on Monday — or even sure who the man Beijing has described as a "dangerous separatist" was.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 21, 2024
Taiwan inauguration barely makes ripples across strait in China
Many were unaware about the events taking place in Taipei, and some didn't even know who Lai Ching-te, the island's new president, was.
At the factory of 4R Energy Corp. in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, a lithium-ion electric vehicle battery is disassembled to be reused. Batteries and EVs are among the strategic industries governments around the world aim to support through their industrial policies.
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
May 20, 2024
Grasping industrial policy in the age of economic security
A new era of industrial policies is structured around three P's: promoting strategic industries, protecting emerging technologies and partnering with like-minded countries.
Taiwan's President Lai Ching-te delivers his inaugural speech after being sworn into office during the inauguration ceremony at the Presidential Office Building in Taipei on Monday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 20, 2024
Lai Ching-te: From coal miner's son to Taiwan president
The Harvard graduate worked in a hospital in southern Taiwan before turning to politics in 1996 during the Third Taiwan Strait Crisis.
Philippine Coast Guard spokesperson for the South China Sea Commodore Jay Tarriela (top right) and Assistant Director-General of the Philippines’ National Security Council Jonathan Malaya (top left) attend a presentation showing alleged Chinese activities at Scarborough Shoal, during a news conference in Manila on Monday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 20, 2024
Philippines urges China to allow scrutiny of disputed shoal
Maritime tension has been rising in the South China Sea between Manila and Beijing.
New Taiwanese President Lai Ching-te (right) waves alongside outgoing leader Tsai Ing-wen during the presidential inauguration ceremony at the Presidential Office in Taipei on Monday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 20, 2024
‘Cease the intimidation,’ Taiwan’s new president tells China in inaugural speech
New leader Lai Ching-te used his inauguration speech to deliver a clear message to Beijing: Taiwan will not be subordinate to China.
China’s real estate sector has fundamentally changed in that existing home sales will become the norm, as is the case with developed countries.
COMMENTARY / World
May 19, 2024
China’s housing mess finally comes for Xi’s own
China’s real estate sector has fundamentally changed, in that existing home sales will be the norm, as is the case with developed countries.
Subject to the Chinese probes is polyacetal resin, a type of plastic used for automobile parts and other items.
JAPAN
May 19, 2024
China launches anti-dumping probes targeting Japan, others
Subject to the probes is polyacetal resin, a type of plastic used for automobile parts and other items.
Chinese Premier Li Qiang (from left), Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol are expected to meet in Seoul on May 26 and 27.
JAPAN / Politics
May 19, 2024
Japan, China, South Korea eye economics, infectious disease fight in joint statement
But another focus will be whether the three countries will be able to keep in step over issues related to nuclear-armed North Korea.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken (right) speaks to reporters with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel at the ambassador's official residence in Tokyo last month. An officer to monitor problematic behavior from China will be stationed at the embassy in Tokyo.
JAPAN / Politics
May 19, 2024
U.S. Embassy in Tokyo to have officer for China affairs
Nearly 20 such officers have been dispatched to U.S. embassies abroad, according to data from the department.
China Coast Guard vessels fire water cannons toward a Philippine resupply vessel as it made its way to the Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea in March.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 19, 2024
Philippines replaces its military commander for disputed waters
Rear Adm. Alfonso Torres Jr. will replace Vice Adm. Alberto Carlos as chief of the Western Command on Palawan island.
Taiwan's Albatross II unmanned aerial vehicle is displayed as the island's Defense Ministry showcases its domestically developed drones to the media in Taichung, Taiwan, in March last year.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
May 19, 2024
Taiwan's Lai to bolster 'porcupine' defense against China threat
Lessons learned from the war in Ukraine about how rapidly developing drones can outfox traditional weaponry hint at new Taiwan leader Lai Ching-te's defense policy.
Tourists look at the Chinese city Xiamen, from Taiwan's Kinmen, on Saturday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
May 19, 2024
Taiwan and China: different views across the strait
As Taiwanese President-elect Lai Ching-te, a staunch defender of Taiwan's sovereignty, prepares to take office Monday, differing views abound.
People shop at a local traditional market in the early morning in Kinmen, Taiwan, on Saturday.
BUSINESS
May 18, 2024
For Taiwan shoppers, China's malls only a ferry ride away
More than 700,000 people made the journey between Kinmen and China by ferry last year, the vast majority of them Taiwanese.
A tactical ballistic missile with a new autonomous navigation system is test-fired at an undisclosed location in North Korea in this image released Saturday.
ASIA PACIFIC
May 18, 2024
North Korea confirms missile launch, vows bolstered nuclear force
North Korea has test-fired a tactical ballistic missile equipped with a "new autonomous navigation system," state media said Saturday.
The U.S. military's secretive X-37B, a crewless space shuttle-like space plane, lifts off on its seventh mission to orbit, the vehicle's first launch atop a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket capable of lofting it far higher than ever before, from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, last December.
WORLD
May 18, 2024
New star wars plan: Pentagon rushes to counter threats in orbit
Citing rapid advances by China and Russia, the United States is building an extensive capacity to fight battles in space.
A demonstration condemning the killing of three Chinese teachers from the University of Karachi's Confucius Institute in April 2022. Terrorist groups in Pakistan are targeting Chinese nationals and threatening Beijing's Belt and Road initiative projects in the country.
COMMENTARY / World
May 17, 2024
Should we stay or should we go? China's dilemma in Pakistan
Beijing is pouring billions into Pakistan to complete a key Belt and Road initiative artery. But this is threatened by terrorist groups targeting Chinese nationals and interests.

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