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Mexican president defends costly pet building projects

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador lashed out Monday at audits of some of his pet infrastructure projects by the country’s equivalent of the congressional office of manag...

New China swine fever strains point to unlicensed vaccines

A new form of African swine fever identified in Chinese pig farms is most likely caused by illicit vaccines, industry insiders say, a fresh blow to the world’s largest pork producer, still recov...

World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE) Confirms: Belgium has regained its ASF-free status

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - Media OutReach - 29 December 2020 - On 21 December 2020, the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE) confirmed the ASF-free status in all suidae of Belgium, which had been remove...

Taiwan Sugar Corporation to close its largest pig farm in Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Sugar Corporation (TSC) plans to scale back its pig farming in Vietnam by closing its largest facility in the country and investing NT$10.7 billion (US$369 million)...

China facing food shortage after months of flooding, infestations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping's call for an end to food waste is a sign that the communist country is facing a shortage of grains and pork after months of flooding, inse...

Taiwan races against time to vaccinate cattle in Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is rushing to inoculate cattle on the outlying island county of Kinmen amid an outbreak of lumpy skin disease (LSD) that poses a threat to the country’s beef ...

Japan to slap hefty fine on meat smugglers from July 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan will impose heavy penalties on those smuggling meat products into the country starting Wednesday (July 1) in a bid to keep African swine fever (ASF) at bay. Indiv...

Pork exports allowed after OIE designates Taiwan FMD-free zone

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese pork has been cleared for export following an over two-decade hiatus after a global animal health agency declared the nation free of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)...

European Commission Ratifies: Belgium May Reduce the ASF-Infected Zone

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - June 12, 2020 - On May 18th, the European Commission ratified Belgium's proposal to reduce the ASF-infected zone in the province of Luxemburg. This zon...

Taiwan set to resume pork exports later this year after 2-decade hiatus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan can expect to resume fresh pork exports as early as the second half of this year, according to the country's animal husbandry authorities on Monday (June 8). ...

Cabinet to reshuffle slightly before Taiwan presidential inauguration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) is reportedly leading the Cabinet in tendering resignations on Thursday (May 14), even though President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has announced he wi...

Taiwan bans pork from India over African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan banned the import of pork from India on Monday (May 4) after the northeast Indian state of Assam reported cases of African swine fever (ASF). Passengers carrying...

African Swine Fever spreads in China along with coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In addition to the Wuhan coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of more than 3,300 Chinese people as of Tuesday (March 31), a wave of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been ...

Su calls lawmaker unfit for duty for saying 'Taiwan is not a country'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Tuesday (March 31) said that Kuomintang (KMT) legislator Chen Yu-jen (陳玉珍) is not fit to serve in the Legislative Yuan after she declared t...

Italy will ride out COVID-19 storm: Representative to Taiwan

Italy was the first country in Europe to be battered by the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, and Davide Giglio, Italy's representative to Taiwan, is hoping his country will be the firs...