China cracks down on dead pig scams amid African swine fever crisis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese authorities are scrambling to crack down on rampant dead pig scams, in an industry that is already reeling from a massive outbreak of African swine fever (ASF). ...

Chinese official: Pig fever outbreak 'complicated and grim'

BEIJING (AP) — An official says the death toll from a disease that struck China's pig herds has risen to 1.2 million and the government is stepping up efforts to contain outbreaks. A...

US customs agents seize rat meat at Chicago's O'Hare Airport

CHICAGO (AP) — Officials say U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport thwarted a man's attempt to import several pounds of African rat meat. ...

Taiwan free from FMD, confident in countering swine diseases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s animal husbandry authorities expressed confidence in their ability to ward off swine illnesses as the island announced its successful eradication of foot-an...

Taiwan announces it has eradicated foot and mouth disease

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) on Monday (July 1) announced it had eradicated foot and mouth disease (FMD), after a one-year hiatus vaccinating livestock agai...

Taiwan wants to resume pork exports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the absence of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) for a year, Taiwan will apply to resume pork exports, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Saturday (June 29). From J...

Sharers of fake news about animal diseases face fines in Taiwan

The Executive Yuan passed a draft amendment Thursday designed to toughen punishments for people who intentionally spread false information about animal diseases, who may face a fine of up to NT$1 mill...

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 ...

Seoul: US, N Korea in talks to set up 3rd Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean and U.S. officials are holding "behind-the-scenes talks" to arrange a third summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the fate...

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...

Asian nations scramble to contain pig disease outbreaks

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, with Vietnam culling 2.5 million pigs and China reporting more than a million dead in...

Asian nations scramble to contain pig disease outbreaks

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever with Vietnam culling 2.5 million pigs and China reporting more than a million dead...

Photo of the Day: Lam to Xi like Piglet to Pooh

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As protests against a controversial extradition bill and calls for Hong Kong head Carrie Lam (林鄭月娥) to quit her post, a meme has resurfaced on social media comparing Lam's ...

North Korea says it's fighting swine fever with quarantine

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it's actively fighting the spread of highly contagious African swine fever weeks after it reported an outbreak near its border with China. ...

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...