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  • PANAMA CITY, Aug 6- Panama's government will send a delegation of senior security and trade officials to China for talks beginning on Tuesday, the first such diplomatic mission since the two nations established relations nearly two months ago. In June, Panama established diplomatic ties with China, breaking with self-ruled Taiwan in a major victory for...

  • This photo taken on January 2, 2017 shows Chinese J-15 fighter jets on the deck of the Liaoning aircraft carrier during military drills in the South China Sea.

    Beijing warned Hanoi that it would attack Vietnamese bases in the Spratly Islands if drilling continued, the BBC says.

  • Taiwanese in Nicaragua wait for the arrival of the President Tsai Ing-wen (not in frame) to the country on January 9, 2017.  The Central American nation is one of Taiwan's few allies.

    Taiwan is keeping a wary eye on mainland China's relationship with Hong Kong.

  • Natuna, Ranai, Indonesia - August 20, 2016.

    Indonesia is defending its maritime rights within the South China Sea in a perceived move against Chinese encroachment.

  • *Toshiba confirms it is in talks with other suitors. TOKYO, July 11- Toshiba Corp is in talks with Western Digital Corp and Taiwan's Foxconn, as well as with an already preferred bidder, as it seeks to revive a stalled $18 billion sale of its chip business, banking sources said on Tuesday. The Japanese conglomerate confirmed it was in talks with suitors, but did not name...

  • TOKYO, July 11- Toshiba Corp told its creditor banks it is in talks with Western Digital Corp and Taiwan's Foxconn over the $18 billion sale of its prized chip unit in addition to its preferred bidder, banking sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The crisis-wracked conglomerate later confirmed it was in talks with other suitors as it had not been able...

  • BEIJING, July 7- Chinese gaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd will launch its mega-hit smartphone game "Honour of Kings" in the EU and United States this year, a person familiar with the plans said, amid a backlash in China over its addictive features. China's People's Daily called the game "poison", alluding to a Chinese gaming term used to describe addictive games and...

  • U.S. Navy personnel prepare to launch an F18 fighter jet on the deck of USS Carl Vinson during a routine exercise in South China Sea, March 3, 2017.

    Two U.S bombers have flown over the disputed South China Sea, the U.S. Air Force said on Friday.

  • TAIPEI, July 6- Police in Taipei have recruited six Labrador puppies into their K-9 unit, getting the department tens of thousands of likes on social media. The two-month-old golden and black Labs are undergoing rigorous daily training to sniff out blood on cloth, and some will soon advance to detecting drugs and explosives. Because during their childhood it is...

  • BEIJING, June 30- China urged the United States to revoke immediately its "wrong decision" to sell Taiwan $1.42 billion worth of arms, saying it contradicted a "consensus" President Xi Jinping reached with his counterpart, Donald Trump, in talks in April in Florida. The sales would send a very wrong message to " Taiwan independence" forces, China's embassy in...

  • BEIJING, June 30- China urged the United States to revoke immediately its "wrong decision" to sell Taiwan $1.42 billion worth of arms, saying it contradicted a "consensus" President Xi Jinping reached with his counterpart, Donald Trump, in talks in April in Florida. The sale would send a very wrong message to " Taiwan independence" forces, China's embassy in Washington...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The United States plans to sell Taiwan $1.42 billion in arms, the first such sale under the administration of Donald Trump and a move sure to anger China, whose help the president has been seeking to rein in North Korea. "support for Taiwan's ability to maintain a sufficient self-defense capability," but there was no change to the United States'...

  • On a strategic basis, he sees South Korea, Taiwan and China offshore as the "highest conviction" bets in Asia. According to the Reuters poll, Asian stock market indexes expected to perform the best from now until the end of the year are those in India, China, South Korea, Japan and Australia. In terms of full calendar year gains, India is forecast to be in the lead, followed...

  • US-made M60 A3 tanks are fired during a life-fire drill on May 25, 2017.

    The U.S. plans to sell Taiwan $1.42 billion in arms in a move sure to anger China, whose help Trump has been seeking to rein in North Korea.

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The United States plans to sell Taiwan $1.42 billion in arms, the first such sale under the administration of Donald Trump and a move sure to anger China, whose help the president has been seeking to rein in North Korea. "support for Taiwan's ability to maintain a sufficient self-defense capability," but there was no change to the United States'...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The United States plans to sell Taiwan $1.42 billion in arms, the first such sale under the administration of Donald Trump and a move sure to anger China, whose help the president has been seeking to rein in North Korea. "support for Taiwan's ability to maintain a sufficient self-defense capability," but there was no change to the United States'...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The United States plans to sell Taiwan $1.42 billion in arms, the first such sale under the administration of Donald Trump and a move sure to anger China, whose help the president has been seeking to rein in North Korea. "support for Taiwan's ability to maintain a sufficient self-defense capability," but there was no change to the United States'...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The United States plans to sell Taiwan $1.42 billion in arms, the first such sale under the administration of Donald Trump and a move sure to anger China, whose help the president has been seeking to rein in North Korea. "support for Taiwan's ability to maintain a sufficient self-defense capability," but there was no change to the United States'...

  • BENGALURU/ LONDON, June 29- Global stock market indexes are set for more gains by the end of this year, with notable optimism in the latest Reuters poll driven by an economic revival in Europe as well as bright prospects for much of Asia. Still, the latest consensus is an upgrade to forecasts made just three months ago, and also compared with December last year, just...

  • On a strategic basis, he sees South Korea, Taiwan and China offshore as the "highest conviction" bets in Asia. According to the Reuters poll, Asian stock market indexes expected to perform the best from now until the end of the year are those in India, China, South Korea, Japan and Australia. In terms of full calendar year gains, India is forecast to be in the lead, followed...