South Korea says 2 farms tested negative for swine fever

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says tests on dead pigs from two farms near its border with North Korea came back negative for African swine fever, at least temporarily easing fears over the spr...

South Korea reports 2 more suspected swine fever cases

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials are investigating two more suspected cases of African swine fever from farms near its border with North Korea, as fears grow over the spread of the ill...

China releases stockpiled pork to cool price surge

BEIJING (AP) — China's government is releasing pork from stockpiles to help cool surging prices ahead of Oct. 1 celebrations of the Communist Party's 70th anniversary in power. The pr...

Asian stocks mixed after oil falls, Wall Street advances

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock prices were mixed Wednesday after oil prices fell back and Wall Street advanced. Benchmarks in Shanghai and Seoul advanced while Tokyo and Hong Kong slipped. Mar...

Thai officials deny swine fever outbreak after culling news

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's government has denied rumors of an outbreak of African swine fever that spread after media reports of the culling of pigs in the country's north. An Agricul...

China releases stockpiled pork to cool price surge

BEIJING (AP) — China's government is releasing pork from official stockpiles to ease a shortage and cool surging prices ahead of Oct. 1 celebrations of the Communist Party's 70th anniversary in power....

South Korea confirms 2nd case of African swine fever

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has confirmed a second case of African swine fever near its border with North Korea, raising concerns that the outbreak could spread and wreak havoc on the countr...

South Korea culls pigs after confirming African swine fever

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is culling thousands of pigs after confirming African swine fever at a farm near its border with North Korea, which had an outbreak in May. Sout...

South Korean visitors to face heavy fine for importing pork into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will impose tighter border controls on visitors from South Korea starting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday (Sept. 17), as the Northeast Asian country has confirmed its first ca...

Taiwan Coast Guard dog squad beefs up border security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) of Taiwan launched a dog unit for its Northern Branch on Monday (Sept. 16) in a bid to crack down on border crime and bolster disease ...

China pork prices soar as herds hit by fever, farm closures

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese families are having to rethink menu options as pork prices soar despite government efforts to rebuild herds decimated by African swine fever and large-scale closures of pi...

China pork prices soar as herds hit by fever, farm closures

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese families are having to rethink menu options as pork prices soar despite government efforts to rebuild herds decimated by African swine fever and large-scale closures of pig farm...

China to boost pork output as swine fever drives up prices

BEIJING (AP) — China is launching a nationwide initiative to boost pork production following a price spike blamed on a devastating outbreak of African swine fever. Authorities said W...

Philippines confirms presence of African Swine Fever in two provinces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After earlier speculation that livestock in the Philippines might be infected with the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus, the Philippine government on Monday (Sept. 9) offic...

Philippine visitors to Taiwan banned from importing pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will impose tighter border controls for visitors from the Philippines starting 4 p.m., Monday (Sept. 9), as the Southeast Asian country has confirmed its first outb...