S.F. increases minimum wage

San Francisco will increase the minimum wage on January 1st, 2012 by 32 cents…

Six Chinese charged for turtle catch

A court in the Philippines charged six Chinese fisherman with poaching endangered sea turtles…

Research: Few teens sexting racy photos

Teen sexting of nude photos online or via cellphone may be far less common than people think…

Pandas Sweetie and Sunshine taken to zoo

Two giant pandas from China have arrived at Edinburgh Zoo, where they will become the first pandas to live in Britain in nearly two decades.

Cuts to first-class mail to slow delivery in 2012

The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service said Monday it is seeking to move quickly to close 252 mail processing centers…

New clinic for Asian Health Services

Asian Health Service (AHS) is going to have a new clinic in Oakland Chinatown by the end of 2012…

Honda announces global recall for air-bag problems

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 304,000 vehicles globally for air-bags that may inflate with too much pressure in a crash…

Laid-off workers protest at China factory

Hundreds of laid-off workers gathered outside a Shanghai factory on Friday…

Hong Kong Inno Design Tech Expo

The expo has attracted visitors by presenting the latest practical technologies and design solutions…

S.F. offering living Christmas trees

San Francisco’s Department of the Environment is providing a green way to celebrate Christmas by offering living, potted trees…

Unemployment rate falls to lowest since March 2009

Unemployment rate down to 8.6 percent in November, the lowest in two and a half years…

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan supporters speak out

Community representatives in Oakland came together today to show their support for Mayor Jean Quan…

Strong winds down trees and power lines

Gusty winds in the Bay Area overnight have left tens of thousands without power…

Events around the world mark AIDS day

Patients and carers at the Hillcrest HIV Trust in Durban marked World AIDS Day on Thursday…

Economy improving but job growth still weak

The U.S. economy is picking up. If only job growth would follow…

Asia pilot gap grows as airlines order new jets

Fast-growing Asian and Middle Eastern airlines that have signed orders for hundreds of new airplanes now must find enough pilots to fly them…

China expects 48,000 new HIV cases this year

China will have about 780,000 people infected with the AIDS virus by the end of this year…

Shanghai plant not leaking lead

U.S. battery maker Johnson Controls is at odds with Shanghai’s environmental regulator over tests…

Facebook settles with FTC over deception charges

Facebook is settling with the Federal Trade Commission over charges it deceived consumers with its privacy settings…

Chinese solar companies reject US trade complaint

A group of China’s biggest solar energy companies on Tuesday rejected a US trade complaint…

Americans in November more confident about economy

Americans’ confidence in the economy in November bounced back to its highest level since July…

Curricula Vitae of the Candidates for the 13th President and Vice President (DDP)

  Candidacy Presidential Candidate Vice Presidential Candidate Name Tsai Ing-wen Su Jia-chyuan Born 1956 1956 Political Affiliation Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Education Bachelor of Laws, National Taiwan University, 1978 Master of [...]

China prepares for big entry into vaccine market

The world should get ready for a new Made in China product – vaccines…

American Airlines files for bankruptcy protection

The parent company of American Airlines filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday, seeking relief from crushing debt…

Curricula Vitae of the Candidates for the 13th President and Vice President (KMT)

  Candidacy Presidential Candidate Vice Presidential Candidate Name Ma Ying-jeou Wu Den-yih Born 1950 1948 Political Affiliation Kuomintang (KMT) Kuomintang (KMT) Education Bachelor of Laws, National Taiwan University, 1972 Master of Laws, New York University, [...]

Curricula Vitae of the Candidates for the 13th President and Vice President (PFP)

  Candidacy Presidential Candidate Vice Presidential Candidate Name James Soong Lin Ruey-shiung Born 1942 1940 Political Affiliation People First Party (PFP) People First Party (PFP) Education Bachelor’s degree in Diplomacy, National Chengchi University, 1964 Master’s [...]

Black Friday isn’t the only game in town

Cyber Monday. Green Tuesday. Black Friday. Magenta Saturday…

Taiwan’s birthrate drops to record low

The birthrate in Taiwan has dropped to one of the lowest in the world…

Heavy fog advisory issued in bay area

Another heavy fog advisory has been issued for a Bay Area bridge this morning…

Toyota unveils high-tech concept car

Toyota’s president unveiled a futuristic concept car resembling a giant smartphone…