China’s trade curbs on Taiwan after Pelosi visit are drop in the ocean

Beijing’s trade blocks against Taiwan affect about 0.04% of their two-way trade, reinforcing that these moves in Beijing’s playbook tend to be more political than economic, analysts said.  Beijing took action against Taiwan following U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island earlier this month despite warnings from Beijing. That included suspensions of imports […]

Repairing pig cells and Pelosi’s trip fallout

The news: A new system called OrganEx stopped the deterioration of cells in pig organs one hour after the animal’s death, a finding that suggests cells don’t die as quickly as previously understood. The technology successfully restored blood circulation and repaired damaged cells in the pigs. Why it matters: Experts have called the research “truly […]

TSMC’s Taiwan meeting with Nancy Pelosi risks chipmaker’s China market

Nancy Pelosi did not have much time to spare in Taiwan. But on the speaker of the House’s controversial visit, she made sure to meet with one of the self-governing island’s most important business leaders, Mark Liu, chairman of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the world’s biggest chipmaker. Pelosi included Liu on her shortlist […]

Taiwan and the United States to hold trade talks on Monday

Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Sarah Bianchi will meet the island’s top trade negotiator, John Deng, to discuss an initiative on 21st-century trade. Jon Cherry | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Taiwan and the United States will hold trade talks on Monday under a newly agreed framework, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative said. […]

Taiwan legislature erupts in violence over ‘secret expenses’ bill | Politics News

KMT lawmakers try to block bill they say could be used to overturn ex-President Chen Shui-bian’s corruption conviction. Taipei, Taiwan – Taiwan’s parliament erupted in violence on Monday as lawmakers clashed over a bill that critics say could be used to overturn former President Chen Shui-bian’s conviction on corruption charges. The ruckus occurred after dozens of […]

Why Was Taiwan Left Out of the US-Led IPEF? – The Diplomat

U.S. President Joe Biden (left), Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio (center), and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) attend the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) launch in Tokyo, Japan, on May 23, 2022. Credit: Official White House photo Advertisement Many in Taiwan certainly felt disappointed that as the United States revealed the initial countries to participate […]

Foreign orders boost China shipbuilding firm linked to military | Shipping News

Chinese shipyards that are at the heart of Beijing’s drive to modernise its navy are also seeing orders and technology transfer worth billions of dollars from commercial shipping companies in dealings that researchers say could inadvertently help the Chinese military’s modernisation plans. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) says the evidence suggests profits […]

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