Visitor from Myanmar attacks pork-sniffing dog at Taiwan airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A visitor from Myanmar attacked a dog trained to sniff out banned meat products and his handler upon arriving at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, the Apple Daily reported W...

Officials seize 1 million pounds of pork amid virus concerns

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities say 1 million pounds (0.45 million kilograms) of pork products allegedly smuggled from China have been seized at a New Jersey port. Troy Mille...

Taiwan to expand African swine fever checks to arrivals from Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Travelers arriving in Taiwan from Thailand will soon see their carry-on luggage checked to prevent African swine fever from entering the island, reports said Thursday. As the...

African Swine Fever in Vietnam spreads to 2 cities, 5 provinces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The African Swine Fever (ASF) virus continues to spread through Vietnam, with the disease having struck livestock in seven of the country’s 58 provinces and five spe...

Dead piglet found on New Taipei beach amid fears of African Swine Fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Amid the continuing fear over a possible outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) virus reaching the shores of Taiwan, another dead pig, this time a piglet, was discovered on...

First Vietnamese tourist denied entry to Taiwan for not paying NT$200,000 fine over illegal pork import

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A Vietnamese passenger was denied entry at the airport on Feb. 27 after being caught trying to bringing pork products into the country but failing to pay a NT$200,000 fine. T...

Chinese farmer accuses authorities of African swine fever cover-up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A farmer in the Chinese province of Hebei accused the government of failing to test whether 15,000 pigs at his farm died of African swine fever, and of only trying to cull the o...

Taiwan expands hand luggage checks to more Southeast Asian nations

The hand luggage of travelers arriving from Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar is being inspected at seaports and airports across Taiwan as part of an intensifying effort to prevent the entry of African s...

Swine fever hits China's Guangxi, Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — African swine fever has hit yet another Chinese province, Reuters reports Wednesday. China’s Ministry of Agriculture confirmed the disease was found on a farm con...

Travelers entering Taiwan from Vietnam with pork products face fine of NT$200,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting Wednesday, passengers traveling from Vietnam with possession of pork products will face a fine of NT$200,000, announced the Taiwan government Tuesday, after the s...

All passengers from Vietnam entering Taiwan to be checked for pork products

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan has begun checking all passengers arriving in the country from Vietnam for possession of pork products after a pork sandwich brought into Taiwan by a traveler from Ho Chi Minh C...

Taiwan COA: Pork sample from Vietnam tests positive for African Swine Fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) has announced that it will hold a press conference, Feb. 15, to announce that the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus has been dete...

Travelers caught smuggling meat into Thailand could face jail sentence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thailand has introduced heavy punishments for travelers caught transgressing regulations on bringing meat into the country. Since an African swine fever epidemic began ...

China reveals new case of African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - China has revealed a new case of African swine fever in the central province of Hunan, causing immigration in Taiwan to pay attention as the Lunar New Year holiday draws to a cl...

China reports new outbreak of African swine fever

BEIJING (AP) — China has reported a new outbreak of African swine fever that is threating the country's vital pork industry. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has reporte...