Trade & Investment


Deals Worth US$2 Billion Inked During Obama’s Visit to Malaysia

This first visit by an American President to Malaysia since Lyndon B. Johnson dropped by in 1966 was momentous. Both the countries can draw satisfaction from the commercial deals signed between Malaysian and American companies during Mr. Obama’s visit, estimated to be...

Korea Matters for America Launched in Seoul

by Alex Forster
The latest edition of Korea Matters for America/America Matters for Korea was launched at an event in Seoul on March 19th. The booklet, produced in conjunction with the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, highlights the many dimensions of the US-South Korea relationship....

China and India Power Asia’s Tourism to the US

by Alex Forster
The United States Department of Commerce is predicting strong growth in the travel and tourism sector at least through 2018, according to recently released figures. Some of the largest gains will be powered by visitors from Asia.

Air Traffic and Tourism Increases Between the United States and Taiwan

by Jefferson Lee
United Airlines resumed its non-stop flight service between Taiwan’s capital, Taipei and its US West Coast hub, San Francisco at the end of March. The US Department of Commerce expects the number of Taiwanese tourists traveling to the United States will increase by...

35th Anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act

by Damien Tomkins
The US Congress passed the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) on March 13-14, 1979, a bill that was signed into law within a month by President Jimmy Carter on April 10.

Hollywood Continues to Turn to Asia and Is Seeing Big Rewards

by Alex Forster
More American movies are filming in Asia, which looks to be boosting revenues in those markets. Of the top ten international markets for American films in 2013, countries in the Asia-Pacific took five spots and combined for $10 billion in revenues.

Americans Increasingly Pursuing Medical Tourism in South Korea

by Alex Forster
Korea is relying on its soft-power assets to attract visitors, such as K-Pop stars and locations from popular Korean dramas in tourism videos. But over the past few years, medical tourism has proven to be a huge new draw for foreign visitors.