Combatting Gridlock on Final Day of Climate Talks

by Mariette Le Roux / Richard Ingham Negotiators scrambled on the final day of UN talks Friday to break a deadlock between rich and developing countries on forging the elements of a world pact to curb climate change. A years-old dispute over sharing responsibility for tackling the climate problem threatened to drive the 12-day haggle into extra […] Read More

Taiwan’s Ma Quits as China Fears Grow

Taiwan's Beijing-friendly President Ma Ying-jeou stepped down Wednesday as chairman of the ruling party, following a massive polls defeat for the government as public fears grow over Chinese influence. Read More

Taiwan’s Cabinet Resigns After Poor Showing in Elections

TAIPEI – Taiwan’s cabinet resigned en masse Monday after the ruling party suffered a massive defeat at the island’s biggest ever local elections. The Beijing-friendly Kuomintang (KMT) had their power slashed across Taiwan at the key polls Saturday, with Premier Jiang Yi-huah quitting hours after the disastrous result — seen as a key barometer ahead […] Read More

Philippines Convicts Chinese of Environmental Crimes

(AFP) A Philippine court on Monday found nine Chinese fishermen guilty of poaching and environmental crimes for fishing in disputed waters, in a case that has strained relations with China. The nine, arrested in May, were fined $100,000 each for poaching with an additional 120,000 pesos ($2,730) fine for catching an endangered species, prosecutor Allen […] Read More

Taiwan Man Faces Death for Inhumane Murder

A Taiwanese man faces the death penalty after he was indicted Thursday, accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend and sexually assaulting her corpse in a "brutal and inhumane" public attack, prosecutors said. Read More

60 Indicted Over Taiwan Policeman Killing

Taiwanese prosecutors Thursday indicted 60 people over the fatal beating of a policeman outside a nightclub, the largest number of people ever charged with murder and assault in one case on the island. Read More

China Auto Sales Up 2.8% in October

Auto sales in China, the world's biggest car market, grew 2.8 percent year-on-year in October, an industry group said Friday, a slight acceleration from the previous month's weak result. Read More

China Bank Lending Slows

China's banks slowed their lending in October, the central bank announced Friday, as authorities worked to rein in credit growth. Read More

G20 Grapples With Climate Change and Global Growth

by Jitendra Joshi G20 leaders representing the bulk of the world’s economic and diplomatic firepower kick off summit talks Saturday under pressure to arrest climate change, rehabilitate global growth and fight the scourge of Ebola. The chairman of the two-day summit in Brisbane, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, has been busy stressing a shared commitment to […] Read More

Pasadena Rotarian Shares Mission of Great Compassion

by Winston Chua Pasadena Rotarian Pierre Mainguy graciously stopped by to speak with The Tribune after a successful talk with the Pasadena Rotary Club last week. The Community First Initiatives CEO received a $25,000 grant from the service organization in order to help continue drilling water wells in the village where heworks, a place known […] Read More

Taiwan Artists Part of CMJ Music Marathon

by Shaun Tanson NEW YORK, October 26, 2014 (AFP) – More than 1,300 musicians descended on New York for the annual CMJ Music Marathon, which provides a stage to emerging artists vying for greater recognition in the industry. While the number of music festivals has soared in recent years, 33-year-old CMJ — originally named for the […] Read More

Yahoo Surges on Alibaba Sales

Yahoo said Tuesday its quarterly profit surged with its sale of shares in Chinese Internet powerhouse Alibaba, and that it was seeing signs of life in its mobile Internet initiatives. Read More

“It’s Getting Colder Because of Global Warming.” — NOT

From the Publisher, Clif Smith Published Thursday, October 9, 2014   Really. How do we know this? Because government-funded computer modelers say so. Many in our community are attorneys and scientists. Attorneys look at the facts. If the facts help their client’s position, they argue the facts. If the facts hurt their client’s position, they […] Read More

Talks Collapse, Hong Kong Protestors Fight On

Crunch talks between Hong Kong's democracy protesters and the government have been called off, just hours after demonstrators vowed to ratchet up their occupation of key parts of the city if their demands were not met. Read More