Chinese moon probe begins return to Earth with lunar samples

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese lunar probe lifted off from the moon Thursday night with a cargo of lunar samples on the first stage of its return to Earth, state media reported. Chang’e 5...

State media report Chinese probe has lifted off from moon with cargo of lunar rocks on first stage of return to Earth

BEIJING (AP) — State media report Chinese probe has lifted off from moon with cargo of lunar rocks on first stage of return to Earth.

China testing blunders stemmed from secret deals with firms

In the early days in Wuhan, the first city first struck by the virus, getting a COVID test was so difficult that residents compared it to winning the lottery. Throughout the Chinese city in January...

China hits out at US after report of new visa restrictions

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday accused critics in the U.S. government of “an escalation of political suppression” against Beijing following a report of new visa restrictions on members of China’s ru...

Phishing ploy targets COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort

BOSTON (AP) — IBM security researchers say they have detected a cyberespionage effort using targeted phishing emails to try to collect vital information on the World Health Organization's initiative f...

EU vows to crack down on disinformation targeting democracies

The European Commission said on Thursday that it will look to "impose a cost" on those who spread fake news. The EU executive's vice president Vera Jourova says she will unveil legislat...

Australia thanks Taiwan for supporting its winemakers amid Chinese tariffs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Australian Office Taipei on Thursday (Dec. 3) posted a message on Facebook expressing its gratitude to Taiwanese for supporting Australian wine producers amid newly im...

Stanford scientist calls for investigation of Wuhan lab leak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a growing number of scientists are expressing support for an investigation into the possibility that the Wuhan coronavirus leaked out of a Chinese lab, a Stanford micro...

Chinese developer accused of driving residents off Australian island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents of Australia's Keswick Island have accused a Chinese real estate company of forcing them to move after it acquired a lease giving it control of 20 percent of...

Turkey announces vaccination plan for Chinese CoronaVac

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s health minister has announced a vaccination plan starting with an experimental “inactivated vaccine” later this month to combat the COVID-19 pandemic amid a surge in infection...

The Latest: Young S. Koreans taking crucial university exam

SEOUL, South Korea — Hundreds of thousands of masked students in South Korea, including 35 COVID-19 patients, are taking the country’s highly competitive university entrance exam despite a viral resur...

Nike school bullying ad sparks calls for boycott in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Nike Japan video advertisement drawing attention to bullying and racism in schools has sparked a severe backlash from the Japanese public, with many threatening to boyco...

Congress passes bill that could delist Chinese firms from US stock exchanges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday (Dec. 2) that could prevent Chinese firms that fail to adhere to U.S. auditing standards from listing their sh...

Australian leader seeks conciliation in dispute with China

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A diplomatic war of words between Australia and China over a graphic tweet seemed to finally cool on Thursday as Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison struck a much m...

Kimchi: Koreans angry over attempted Chinese takeover

Social media users and South Korea's outspoken tabloid media have reacted with fury to a claim that China has been awarded certification from the International Organization for Standardization for...