Ma Ying-jeou eyes closer Taiwan-US ties

Ma Ying-jeou eyes closer Taiwan-US ties

Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou said Taiwan’s inclusion in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program will allow the two sides to develop closer relations while bilateral development in all aspects will see more rapid growth. “The U.S. is our third largest trading partner and leading source of foreign investment,” Ma said. “The official launch of the VWP […]

Chinese official calls for smooth transition of ties after U.S. election

China and the United States should make joint efforts to ensure bilateral ties remain sound after a new U.S. administration takes office next January, Assistant Foreign Minister Le Yucheng said Thursday. Le made the remarks while addressing a seminar on China-U.S. security relations and cooperation organized by the China Institute of International Studies and Stanford […]

Asian Americans push for political clout

Asian Americans push for political clout

A record 21 Asian Americans are vying for seats in the U.S. Congress on Election Day. The numbers reflect the fact that Asian Americans are the fastest growing demographic group in the country. California Congresswoman Judy Chu chairs the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, and wants increase Asian American involvement in the U.S. political process. […]

China conveys condolences to U.S. over storm disaster

Chinese President Hu Jintao on Wednesday offered his deep condolences to his U.S. counterpart Barrack Obama over the casualties and major property losses inflicted upon the U.S. East Coast by superstorm Sandy. Along with his sincere sympathies, Hu also expressed his confidence that the people affected by the megastorm will overcome difficulties and rebuild their […]

High-ranking US trade official visits Taiwan

High-ranking US trade official visits Taiwan

Francisco Sanchez, undersecretary for international trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce, is visiting Taiwan Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 at the invitation of the American Institute in Taiwan, according to the ROC Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “The objectives of Sanchez’s trip are to publicize the U.S. Visa Waiver Program and promote U.S. President Barack […]

China-US military bands hold joint concert in Beijing

China-US military bands hold joint concert in Beijing

The United States Army Band has held its first performance in China. In a goodwill musical exchange focusing on friendship and cooperation through the performing arts, the two countries´ military bands made history by holding a joint concert at Beijing’s National Center of Performing Arts. Entitled “Friendship and Cooperation through Music”, the joint concert paired […]

U.S., China hold 4th consultation on Asia-Pacific affairs

U.S., China hold 4th consultation on Asia-Pacific affairs

The United States and China held their fourth Asia-Pacific consultation here on Tuesday, with both sides agreed to continue using the platform to keep close contacts and coordination on major issues in the region. The latest round of consultation was co-chaired by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell […]

U.S., Japan, ROK to meet on DPRK

U.S., Japan, ROK to meet on DPRK

Officials from the United States, Japan and Republic of Korea (ROK) will meet next week in Tokyo on issues relating to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) , the U.S. State Department said on Thursday. The trilateral dialogue slated for Oct. 17 will be attended by Glyn Davies, U.S. special representative for DPRK policy, […]