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Taipei hosts Taiwan-US-Japan trilateral security dialogue

December 16, 2021

TAIPEI -- Opening the 2021 Taiwan-US-Japan Trilateral Indo-Pacific Security Dialogue in Taipei City, President Tsai Ing-wen reaffirmed Taiwan's commitment to working with like-minded partners to promote a secure, peaceful, free and open Indo-Pacific region.
She said no amount of external pressure could shake Taiwan's commitment to freedom, human rights, the rule of law, and particularly partnering with like-minded democracies around the world.

Profound impact on trade from rising freight rates, says research report

December 16, 2021

BEIJING -- Rapidly rising shipping rates compounding crippling supply chain disruptions are straining China's minnow commodities exporters as key industry stakeholders prepare for further challenges, according to the  global banking research and advisory firm, East and Partners, which says elevated freight rates could extend well into 2023.

Mandatory COVID vaccinations in the workplace: current rules and employer risks in Asia-Pacific

December 30, 2021

SYDNEY -- The global law firm BakerMcKenzie has addressed the question of compulsory vaccination against COVID-19 in a special report authored by Michael Michalandos, the firm's Head of Employment and Compensation Group, Asia-Pacific. The report covers 11 countries across Asia-Pacific - Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Evergrande crisis causing US$10 billion in pension, investor losses, says German researcher

November 18, 2021

BERLIN -- The Evergrande default and the China real estate crisis are currently causing around US$10 billion in losses at the 10 largest pension and investment funds specialising in Asia, with the largest Evergrande bond exposure of around US$1.2 billion, according to a new DMSA study just published.