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Top US official to visit Taiwan, says premier

Taipei, Nov 20, 2020 — US President Donald Trump plans to send another cabinet-level official to visit Taiwan before his administration ends, the island’s...

China congratulates Biden and Harris on election

Beijing, Nov 13, 2020- China on Friday congratulated U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, who won the Nov. 3 election that President Donald Trump has not...

Astronauts arrive at launch site for 2nd SpaceX crew flight

Cape Canaveral, Nov 10, 2020 — Four astronauts arrived at Kennedy Space Center on Sunday for SpaceX’s second crew launch, coming up next weekend. For...

China holds off on sending congratulations to Biden

Beijing, Nov 9, 2020 - China, which has held off on congratulating U.S. presidential election winner Joe Biden even as leaders of other countries...

South Korea OKs single test for COVID-19 and flu

Seoul, South Korea, Nov 4, 2020 — Health officials in South Korea have approved a new test that’s designed to detect both COVID-19 and...

China's Communist party leadership says to promote Taiwan's reunification with mainland: Xinhua

Beijing, Oct 30, 2020 - China will promote Taiwan’s reunification with the mainland and peaceful cross-straits development, according to a meeting of the leadership...

Cabbies and office workers: Meet Singapore's ordinary royals

Singapore, Oct 27, 2020 - In the modern republic of Singapore, several seemingly ordinary people working in offices or driving taxis can claim to...

Malaysia's king rejects emergency rule in blow to PM Muhyiddin

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 25, 2020 - Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah rejected on Sunday a request by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin for him to declare...

Turning point in Thailand: Queen's brush with protest

Bangkok, Oct 23, 2020 - A defining moment in Thailand’s growing protest movement started with the unannounced arrival of a champagne-colored Rolls Royce stretch...

China threatens retaliation over new U.S. arms sales to Taiwan

Beijing-Taipei, Oct 22, 2020 - China threatened on Thursday to retaliate against the latest U.S. arms sale to Chinese-claimed Taiwan, as the island welcomed...