US newspapers urge China not to expel their journalists

BEIJING (AP) — The publishers of three major American newspapers have written an open letter asking China to reverse its recent decision to expel many of their correspondents working in the country. ...

‘It’s the [communist] bandit virus': Taiwanese spoof news corrects Trump

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to Trump calling COVID-19 the “Chinese virus,” a Taiwanese spoof news YouTube channel has urged the U.S. to “stop stigmatizing China” a...

At least 13 US journalists facing expulsion from China

BEIJING (AP) — At least 13 American journalists stand to be expelled from China in retaliation for a new limit imposed by the Trump administration on visas for Chinese state-owned media operating in t...

China to expel American reporters after US curbs its media

BEIJING (AP) — China said Wednesday it will revoke the media credentials of all American journalists at three major U.S. news organizations, in effect expelling them from the country, in respons...

The Latest: China's Wuhan records just 1 new virus case

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 182,000 people and killed more than 7,100. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms but most people, but severe sympt...

Chinese cops prevent Wuhan residents from heckling Xi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an effort to prevent a repeat of the heckling Wuhan residents dished out at China's vice premier, police officers were reportedly stationed through a residential co...

China turns to propaganda to right image in virus 'war'

BEIJING (AP) — As the rest of the world grapples with a burgeoning virus outbreak, China's ruling Communist Party has deployed its propaganda playbook to portray its leader as firmly in charge, leadin...

Video shows Wuhan residents shout 'it's all fake' at China's vice premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video has surfaced appearing to show Wuhan residents shout "everything is fake" at Communist China's Vice Premier Sun Chunlan (孫春蘭), as she toured the quaran...

World battles virus epidemic as cases multiply outside China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Crews scrubbed everything from money to buses, military bases were on high alert and quarantines were enforced Wednesday from a beachfront resort in the Atlantic to a r...

World battles virus epidemic as cases multiply outside China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Crews scrubbed everything from money to buses, military bases were on high alert and quarantines were enforced Wednesday from a beachfront resort in the Atlantic to a remote ...

China postpones its Congress over coronavirus

China decided on Monday to postpone its annual parliamentary gathering due to the coronavirus outbreak. China, which is dealing with a public health crisis, decided it was "appropriate to post...

China's leaders say nation yet to turn corner in virus fight

BEIJING (AP) — China's leadership sounded a cautious note Friday about the country's progress in halting the spread of the new virus that has now killed more than 2,200 people, after several days of u...

Shanghai, Chongqing also locked down as Wuhan virus spreads

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Beijing announced it was going into lockdown to try and contain the Wuhan virus on Sunday (Feb. 9), Shanghai on Monday (Feb. 10) followed suit and said it is also im...

Rumors rife as China's Xi disappears from public view amid virus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) has not appeared in public for six days, sparking rumors about his whereabouts as China scrambles to rein in the novel coronavirus outbreak...

Wuhan coronavirus can survive for 5 days outside the body: Chinese expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese health expert revealed that the novel coronavirus originating in Wuhan can survive five days outside of the human body and urged members of the public to wash th...