Japan to slap hefty fine on meat smugglers from July 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan will impose heavy penalties on those smuggling meat products into the country starting Wednesday (July 1) in a bid to keep African swine fever (ASF) at bay. Indiv...

Public urged not to panic over Taiwan's 1st confirmed case of Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) assured the public that there is no need to panic after the government announced the first imported case of the Wuhan coronavirus (2...

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...

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 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...

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...

Myanmar travelers to Taiwan to be fined NT$200,000 for importing pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Visitors from Myanmar who bring pork products with them will be fined NT$200,000 (US$6,312) starting Thursday (Aug. 15), said Taiwan’s disease prevention authorities...

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). ...

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 premier urges China to up swine fever prevention while brandishing Pooh toy

Taipei (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) uploaded a video to his Facebook fan page Tuesday morning in which he urges the Chinese government to bolster epidemic prevention measu...

Travel agencies, tour guides to be punished for members carrying meat into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Travel agencies and tour guides will be held accountable if tour members are caught bringing contraband meat products into Taiwan, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Jan. 2...

Taiwan designs 'Beagle Brigade' posters to warn travelers about ASF in multiple languages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In an effort to prevent the entry of contaminated meat products in to the country, Taiwan’s Ministry of the Interior has released several warning posters in multiple...

Ditched Chinese sausage prompts Taipei to call on public to report suspicious meat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Animal Protection Office (APO) urged the public to report suspicious meat products following a report on Jan. 5 of sausages from China that were found in a riv...

Pork products in Taiwan are still safe to eat: Council of Agriculture

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In response to consumer fears surrounding the potential spread of African swine fever from China, the Deputy Chairman of the Council of Agriculture (COA) under the Executi...

African Swine Flu: dishonest media in China blamed for inadequate warnings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The restrictive media environment is to blame for a lack of public awareness of the severe and quickly growing African swine fever crisis in China, according to Chinese re...