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North Korea works to prevent flood damages amid COVID crisis

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Koreans were working intensively to protect crops, factory equipment and other assets from potential damage from days of heavy rainfall, state media said Tuesday, as ou...

Hong Kong leader says China patriots now firmly in charge

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Monday that Chinese patriots are now firmly in charge of the city following the election of its new leader, who ran unopposed in a process controlled ...

Beijing closes 10% of subway stations to stem COVID spread

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing on Wednesday closed around 10% of the stations in its vast subway system as an additional measure against the spread of the coronavirus. The subway authority ...

Taipei’s COVID PCR testing reserved only for highly-likely cases from April 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei residents are urged to seek PCR testing for COVID-19 only when they have tested positive from self-administered screening, to preserve the capital's medical cap...

Rise of COVID cases in Taiwan revives interest in vaccination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After seeing weeks of low vaccination turnouts despite the Central Epidemic Control Center’s (CECC) urging, vaccination sites across Taiwan have seen crowds returnin...

COVID outbreak 'extremely grim' as Shanghai extends lockdown

BEIJING (AP) — The COVID-19 outbreak in China’s largest metropolis of Shanghai remains “extremely grim” amid an ongoing lockdown confining around 26 million people to their homes, a city official said...

'Thank you dances' for anti-pandemic workers go viral in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China continues to put millions of its citizens under lockdown in a renewed effort to “build an iron wall of epidemic control,” a new variety of viral conte...

Shanghai's Disney resort shut amid record daily local COVID infections

SHANGHAI, March 21 (Reuters) - China's financial hub of Shanghai reported on Monday a record daily surge in local COVID-19 infections as authorities scrambled to test residents and rein in the Omi...

Hong Kong reports record cases; movements may be restricted

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader on Wednesday said people's movements may be restricted during mandatory testing this month of the entire population for the coronavirus, as health officials reporte...

Ex-KMT chairwoman arrives in Beijing for Winter Olympics' opening

Former Kuomintang (KMT) Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) has flown to Beijing to attend the opening ceremony of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games on Friday. The 73-year-old member of Taiwan's largest...

Cluster at Taiwan’s Askey Computer grows to 70

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Askey Computer Corp. (亞旭電腦), a subsidiary of Taiwanese electronics giant Asus, announced Saturday (Jan. 22) its plant in Taoyuan will shut down for two days amid a fresh C...

Is 'breakthrough infection' a misleading term?

What is a “breakthrough infection?” It is being described during the COVID-19 pandemic as an infection with the virus after being fully vaccinated. What does the virus “break through...

Taiwan acknowledges room to improve in COVID-19 response

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The task force in charge of Taiwan's COVID-19 response has acknowledged that the island could have done better in fighting the disease, after 12 families that lost relatives to t...

Taiwan mulls reopening border to migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Oct. 29) stated that it is currently assessing the optimal time to reopen borders to migrant workers as well as a req...

Taiwan 1st-dose vaccination rate surpasses 60%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Oct. 15) announced the country had reached a first-dose COVID-19 vaccination rate of over 60%, paving the wa...