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China confirms swine fever in piglets in Yunnan province

BEIJING (Reuters) - An outbreak of African swine fever has been confirmed in piglets being illegally transported through Funing county in China’s southwestern province of Yunnan, the farm minist...

African swine fever in Malaysia triggers higher fines in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The discovery of African swine fever in Malaysia will cause Taiwan to hike its fines on people bringing in pork from the country to NT$200,000 (US$7,000) from NT$30,000, o...

Taiwan premier: No cabinet reshuffle after Lunar New Year holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) reiterated on Saturday (Feb. 6) that there is no plan for a partial cabinet reshuffle, amid rumors that two top positions relating to pandemic...

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)...

World shares push higher after new round of Wall St records

World shares chugged higher on Wednesday (Dec. 9) after another round of record highs for major indexes on Wall Street, as hopes flared once again for a new round of aid for the U.S. economy. Bench...

Asian shares extend gains after more Wall Street records

Asian shares logged strong gains on Wednesday after another round of record highs for major indexes on Wall Street. Benchmarks rose in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul. Shanghai edged low...

Flush with cash, Chinese hog producer builds world's largest pig farm

Behind the walls of a hulking industrial compound in rural China, top pig producer Muyuan Foods is trying to raise more hogs on a single site than any company in the world - a risky investment with de...

Taiwan president denies plans for Cabinet reshuffle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) told reporters Wednesday (Nov. 25) there are currently no plans to replace Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌), as he and his team have done a good j...

Chinese farmer who praised lawyers amid crackdown arrested

BEIJING (AP) — A prominent Chinese pig farmer who has publicly praised the work of lawyers who help the public amid a crackdown on legal activists by President Xi Jinping’s government was subjected Mo...

SKorea military detects unidentified person at NKorea border

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean troops were engaged in an operation near the heavily fortified border with North Korea on Wednesday after detecting “unidentified personnel” there, the South’s m...

Chinese dredger forced to return sand to Taiwan's Matsu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After catching a Chinese vessel dredging sand off of Taiwan's Matsu Islands, Coast Guard Administration (CGA) officials arrested its crew and forced them to return the...

Germany confirms 1st case of swine fever on its territory

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's agriculture minister says the country's first case of African swine fever has been confirmed in a wild boar cadaver found in the eastern state of Brandenburg, near the Polish b...

Taiwan government defends end of ban on US pork imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Presidential Office on Saturday (Aug. 29) defended its decision to lift a ban on the import of pork from the United States against criticism from local opposition lead...