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Chinese woman betrothed to blind date after 1 month in lockdown together

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman in China’s Shaanxi Province is getting engaged to a man after being locked in his apartment for one month due to a lockdown that went into effect in mid-Dece...

Taiwan is a country, US should stop 'strategic ambiguity'

America’s decades-old policy of “strategic ambiguity” has become an embarrassment and a stain on its reputation as a defender of freedom and democracy. Many government officials, alo...

Experts on WHO team say search for COVID origins has stalled

LONDON (AP) — The international scientists dispatched to China by the World Health Organization to find out where the coronavirus came from said Wednesday the search has stalled and warned that ...

Videos show Chinese authorities locking people inside their homes as Delta surges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China grapples with a nationwide surge of the Delta variant of COVID-19, numerous videos have surfaced on social media appearing to show officials locking residents ins...

China's Dongguan is latest southern city to be hit by Covid-19

BEIJING — The major manufacturing hub of Dongguan in China's most populous province of Guangdong launched mass testing on Monday (June 21) for the coronavirus and cordoned off communities af...

Only 1.3% of Taiwanese willing to take Chinese Covid vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A survey released on Tuesday (Feb. 23) revealed that only 1.3 percent of Taiwanese would accept a Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine and 72.7 percent of young adults would pref...

Vaccine diplomacy: India seeks to rival China with broad shipments

India has approved the shipment of COVID-19 vaccine to Cambodia and plans to supply Mongolia and Pacific Island states, officials said on Sunday (Feb. 7), as supplies arrived in Afghanistan - all part...

WHO blasted for listing Taiwan under China in COVID case tally

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The World Health Organization (WHO) has again drawn the ire of netizens from Taiwan and beyond for placing Taiwan under China in a coronavirus case tally. In a Facebook...

Asian stocks sink after China coronavirus resurgence

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets retreated Friday after a resurgence of coronavirus infections in China and a rise in cases in Southeast Asia. Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Austra...

New China swine fever strains point to unlicensed vaccines

A new form of African swine fever identified in Chinese pig farms is most likely caused by illicit vaccines, industry insiders say, a fresh blow to the world’s largest pork producer, still recov...

Chinese seniors urged not to get vaccinated against COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has excluded seniors from its mass COVID-19 immunization program, sparking concerns about the safety of the much-touted homegrown vaccines. State media outlet CCT...

China OKs 1st homegrown vaccine said to be 79.3% effective

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese health regulators said Thursday that they have given conditional approval to a coronavirus vaccine developed by state-owned Sinopharm. The two-dose vaccine is the first...

China leads world in jailed journalists for second year running

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has the most imprisoned reporters of any country in the world for the second year in a row, counting 47 in total, according to an annual report published by the Comm...

China gave COVID-19 vaccine candidate to North Korea's Kim, US analyst says

China has provided North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his family with an experimental coronavirus vaccine, a U.S. analyst said on Tuesday (Dec. 1), citing two unidentified Japanese intelligence sourc...

China’s trade partners frustrated with frozen food coronavirus tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Food-producing nations are criticizing China’s stepped-up screening of frozen imported products, which Beijing claims are responsible for spreading coronavirus. C...