Seoul: NKorea ignores calls for joint African swine efforts

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is concerned North Korea is ignoring its calls for joint efforts to stem the spread of highly contagious African swine fever following an outbreak in North Korea....

Seoul: North Korea confirms African swine fever outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is scrambling to prevent the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever on its pig industry after North Korea confirmed an outbreak at a farm near its bo...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

A Nepalese woman lights a butter lamp during Buddha Jayanti, also known as Vesak, a festival marking the birthday, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha. In other images from the...

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...

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China's pig disease outbreak pushes up global pork prices

BEIJING (AP) — Pork lovers worldwide are wincing at prices that have jumped up to 40 percent as African swine fever in China's vast pig herds sends shockwaves through global meat markets. ...

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...

Next invasion of Taiwan from China could be fall armyworm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In addition to fears of the spread of African swine fever, a new scourge from China could soon be threatening the livelihood of Taiwanese farmers, the fall armyworm. The fal...

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...

Hong Kong reports African swine fever case

HONG KONG (AP) — A case of African swine fever has been detected in a Hong Kong slaughterhouse, prompting the culling of all 6,000 pigs at the facility. Secretary for Food and Health...

Sieren's China: Swine fever also has Europe over a pork barrel

There's a German proverb that says here in Europe, we couldn't care less if a sack of rice falls over in China. But it doesn't hold true any more. Events in China have more influence on da...

Taiwan Coast Guard seizes Chinese fishing boat with pork onboard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Coast Guard in Penghu seized a Chinese fishing vessel that crossed into Taiwan’s territorial waters on Sunday (April 28). Liberty Times reported the bo...

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...