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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...

China pushes emergency use of COVID vaccine despite concerns

After the first shot, he had no reaction. But Kan Chai felt woozy following the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine approved for emergency use in China. “When I was driving on the road, I sudde...

China coronavirus vaccine may be ready for public in November: official

Coronavirus vaccines being developed in China may be ready for use by the general public as early as November, an official with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. Chi...

Taiwan has donated 51 million surgical masks worldwide amid coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said on Tuesday (Aug. 11) that the country has donated over 50 million surgical masks to other countries amid the coronavir...

Trump blasts WHO chief, threatens to halt funds permanently

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hours after U.S. President Donald Trump publicly criticized the World Health Organization for being “a puppet of China” with regard to its coronavirus (COVID-1...

Australia voices support for Taiwan’s participation in WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australia joined countries worldwide in clamoring for the inclusion of Taiwan at the World Health Assembly (WHA), set to take place Monday (May 18) in Geneva. In a Face...