Kaohsiung official apologizes for purported cross-strait maritime route

[Last update: June 27 at 17:25] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a barrage of criticism directed against Kaohsiung’s Director of Tourism Bureau Pan Heng-hsu (潘恒旭) for promoting a purported ...

First African swine fever outbreak confirmed in Laos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Laos has reported its first outbreak of African swine fever (ASF), in the southern province of Saravane, according to a World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) report o...

Taipei bans Kinmen pork products due to possible ASF contamination

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's government has suspended the export of pigs and pork products from Kinmen County for a minimum of one week after another two dead pigs that drifted to the coasts of the ou...

Overseas investors in shuttered Vegas casino demand refunds

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Developers and former managers of Asian-themed Lucky Dragon casino-hotel that was built, open for a year, closed and recently sold in Las Vegas are now facing investor lawsuits. ...

7 pig carcasses found in Taiwan's coastal areas detected with ASF

Ninety-eight pig carcasses found abandoned in Taiwan or drifted in its coastal areas have been tested for African swine fever (ASF) over the past nine months, seven of which were positive, Taiwan'...

South Korea to increase fines for travelers carrying pork products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – To stop the possible spread of the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus, starting in June, the South Korean government will begin imposing strict fines for any travelers caught...

Taiwanese legislators call for raising max fine for smuggled pork to NT$3 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Ho Chih-wei (何志偉) said on Tuesday (May 14) that in order to prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF) to Taiwan, the law nee...

Taiwan offers Hong Kong assistance to contain ASF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan-Hong Kong Economic and Cultural Co-operation Council Chairwoman Katherine Chang (張小月) said Taiwan will gladly send experts to Hong Kong in order to contain the spre...

Hong Kong travelers subject to same African swine fever checks as Chinese: Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Visitors arriving from Hong Kong and Macau already have their luggage checked for African swine fever with the same thoroughness as those from China, officials said Saturd...

COA minister claims Taiwan will not get ASF unless biologically attacked

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Minister of the Council of Agriculture (COA) Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲) said that unless there’s a deliberate biological attack African swine fever (ASF) will not spread t...

Taiwan develops Asia's first ASF rapid test kit

A Taiwanese biotechnology company said Saturday that a rapid test kit it has developed for African swine fever (ASF) has been recognized by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), making it th...

3rd dead pig found on Kinmen shore tests positive for ASF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A pig carcass which washed up on the shore in Kinmen County has tested positive for African swine fever (ASF), the third such case reported in the county, announced Taiwan'...

African swine fever has spread to Tibet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) on Sunday (April 7) announced that African swine fever (ASF) has spread to Tibet, leaving only Hainan as the only p...

African Swine Fever detected in Cambodia, travelers to Taiwan with pork face NT$200,000 fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on Wednesday (April 3) announced the first reported case of the African Swine Fever (ASF) in Cambodia and Taiwan's Bureau of ...

Taiwan Coast Guard seize Chinese fishing boat 10 km from Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the evening of Saturday, March 30, the Taichung Coast Guard seized a Chinese fishing boat, the Min O-yu (閩O漁) No. 075XX, that was illegally fishing approximately 10.2 k...