China's consumer price index increase highest since 2012

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Bureau of Statistics of China on Saturday (Nov. 9) announced the country's Consumer Price Index (CPI) for October, with an unexpected annual growth rate o...

African swine fever threatens every country: OIE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — African swine fever will continue its expansion across Asia, with no country able to stay completely outside its reach, the head of the World Organization for Animal Healt...

Scientists say quarter of all pigs could die of swine fever

SYDNEY (AP) — The World Organization for Animal Health says around a quarter of the global pig population is expected to die from African swine fever. Dr. Mark Schipp, the organizati...

Taiwan, Vietnam sign MOU on African swine fever prevention

Taiwan and Vietnam have signed a cooperation agreement on measures to prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF), the Council of Agriculture (COA) said Thursday. The measures will include join...

Taiwan agricultural exports to Singapore continue to increase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The head of Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲) announced good news for Taiwan’s agriculture industry on Tuesday (Oct. 22) with news tha...

Taiwan invites TV show hosts from New Southbound Policy countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has invited popular mainstream television show hosts from the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and India in an effort to promote Taiwa...

Taiwan steps up ASF prevention measures

Taiwan has strengthened its measures for preventing an outbreak of African swine fever and remains on high alert, according to the Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture. The World Organization for A...

NKorea seen as weak link in swine fever's spread across Asia

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is deploying snipers, installing traps and flying drones along its border as it ramps up efforts to stop wild boars from spreading swine fever from rival North Ko...

Australia deports woman to Vietnam over smuggled pork

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia for the first time has canceled a tourist's visa over undeclared food as the country tries to keep itself free of African swine fever. Agricultur...

China breeds giant pigs as heavy as polar bears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As a result of the ravages of African swine fever, China has begun breeding pigs as heavy as polar bears, reports said Tuesday (October 8). A farmer in the southern pro...

South Korea confirms 2 more swine fever cases

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has confirmed two additional cases of African swine fever near its border with North Korea despite heightened efforts to contain the epidemic that has ravaged pig...

China releases more pork from reserve to cool prices

BEIJING (AP) — China's government is releasing pork from stockpiles for the second time this month to help cool surging prices ahead of next week's celebration of the Communist Party's 70th anniversar...

China releases more pork from reserve to cool prices

BEIJING (AP) — China's government is releasing pork from stockpiles for the second time this month to help cool surging prices ahead of next week's celebration of the Communist Party's 70th anniversar...

Taiwan sounds alarm on South Korean products over swine flu fear

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – South Korean produced fish and cheese sausage sticks, all available on local online shopping platforms and allegedly containing pork, are causing concern as the Northeast ...

South Korea confirms 4th swine fever case in a week

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's African swine fever crisis is intensifying with lab tests confirming the country's fourth case in a week from a farm near its border with North Korea. It raises...