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  • A look at the economic tea leaves of China's top Asian trading partners reveal Beijing is set to log a subdued second quarter performance.

  • *China official PMI shows factory activity barely grew. LONDON/ BEIJING/ NEW YORK, June 1- Global manufacturing activity remained stuck in a rut last month with factory output from Asia, Europe and the Americas barely improving as producers struggled to bring in new orders, surveys released on Wednesday showed. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in the...

  • *Activity across rest of Asia lukewarm. LONDON/ BEIJING, June 1- Global manufacturing activity remained stuck in a rut last month with factory output from Asia to Europe barely improving as producers struggled to bring in new orders, surveys released on Wednesday showed. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in the next few months which, coupled with...

  • *Apple to issue dlr debt in Taiwan for the first time- sources. *Upwards of $16 bln in new dlr bonds issued in Taiwan this year. TAIPEI, June 1- Apple Inc plans to issue bonds in Taiwan for the first time with the aim of raising $1 billion, sources familiar with the matter said, joining a queue of big global names that have sold billions of dollars on the island's busy debt...

  • *China official PMI shows factory activity barely grew. BEIJING/ TOKYO, June 1- Factory activity in Asia failed to speed up in May as the region's export-driven businesses struggled for new orders in a slow global economy, surveys released on Wednesday showed. Output in China, the world's second largest economy, barely improved from a month earlier, while Japan, the...

  • *China official PMI shows factory activity barely grew. BEIJING/ TOKYO, June 1- Factory activity in Asia failed to speed up in May as the region's export-driven businesses struggled for new orders in a slow global economy, surveys released on Wednesday showed. Output in China, the world's second largest economy, barely improved from a month earlier, while Japan, the...

  • TAIPEI, June 1- Apple Inc for the first time is planning to issue bonds in Taiwan, home to its supply chain, with the goal of raising $1 billion in funds, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters Wednesday. The U.S. dollar bonds will have a tenor of 30 years, according to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Taiwan's over-the-counter exchange, where...

  • Zhang Zhijun, head of China's Taiwan Affairs Office,

    China's 1.3 billion people are united in their determination never to allow Taiwan to become independent, a top Chinese official said.

  • Tsai Ing-wen

    It would be hard for Beijing to threaten Taiwan with missiles without incurring serious damage to its own global reputation.

  • Taiwanese military personnel perform at the Presidential Palance at the inauguration ceremony for Tsai Ing-wen. The performance depicts the "228 Incident" in 1947, in which the KMT governing party - the same party Tsai's Democratic Progressive Party beat in presidential elections in January - violently suppressed an anti-government uprising, killing thousands of Taiwanese citizens.

    China says it will cut off regular communication with Taiwan unless new President Tsai Ing-wen acknowledges that Taiwan belongs to China.

  • *Urges positive dialogue between Taiwan and China. TAIPEI, May 20- Taiwan's new president urged China on Friday to "drop the baggage of history" in an otherwise conciliatory inauguration speech that Beijing's Communist Party rulers had been watching for any move towards independence. Tsai's Democratic Progressive Party, which has traditionally favoured...

  • Taiwan's Tsai-ing wen to be sworn in today

    Taiwan Institute of Economic Reform's Gordon Sun says Tsai Ing-wen's speech focused on Taiwan's youth and the need to diversify the export market.

  • Pro-unification activists display placards that read '92 consensus' during a protest outside the ruling DPP headquarters on May 18, 2016. Hundreds of pro-unification activists demanded Taiwan's new president Tsai Ing-wen to promise to recognise the 1992 Consensus to keep the peace with China. China and Taiwan split in 1949 after the Kuomintang nationalist forces lost a civil war to the Communists, but Beijing has always seen the island as a renegade province awaiting reunification, by force if necessary

    The words chosen by Taiwan's new president Tsai Ing-wen at her Friday inaugural address were likely examined carefully by Chinese officials.

  • Taiwan

    Orient Capital Research's Andrew Collier explains that Taiwan's export-oriented economy conducts a lot of manufacturing activity in China.

  • Tsai-ing Wen sworn in as Taiwan's new president

    Deutsche Bank's Michael Spencer and Arjun Divecha from Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterlo & Co discuss expectations and challenges of Taiwan's new president.

  • TAIPEI, May 20- Tsai Ing- wen was sworn in as Taiwan's first woman president on Friday, with the export-driven economy on the ropes and wary Communist Party rulers in China watching for any move towards independence by an island it considers its own. Tsai's Democratic Progressive Party won parliamentary and presidential elections by a landslide in January on...

  • Tsai will face enormous challenges: Glaser

    Taiwan's new president is unlikely to pursue pro-independence policies, which will leave Cross-Strait relations mired in uncertainty, notes Bonnie Glaser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

  • TAIPEI, May 20- Tsai Ing- wen is to be inaugurated Taiwan's first woman president on Friday, with the export-driven economy on the ropes and wary Communist Party rulers in China watching for any move towards independence by an island it considers its own. The DPP, which has traditionally favoured independence from China, takes over after eight years under China-...

  • Taiwan

    Tsai isn't willing to make political commitments in the language Beijing prefers so her inaugural address on Friday will be a balancing act for the newly-elected leader, explains Richard Bush of the Brookings Institution.

  • TAIPEI, May 19- Taiwan's new ruling party is set for an early clash with China over the first major item on its legislative agenda- a bill that could paralyze trade between the two rivals and which Beijing has already condemned. The proposed "supervision law" has not only angered China, which views self-ruled Taiwan as a breakaway province, but sent shivers through...