China Foreign Ministry spokesman caught following adult film stars on Twitter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian (趙立堅) has allegedly been following the Twitter accounts of a pornographic website and an adult film actress. Chi...

In China's Xinjiang, forced medication accompanies lockdown

BEIJING (AP) — The government in China's far northwest Xinjiang region is resorting to draconian measures to combat the coronavirus, including spraying detainees with acidic disinfectant, ph...

Xinjiang govt forces unproven medicine on people in lockdown

BEIJING (AP) — When police arrested the middle-aged Uighur woman at the height of China’s coronavirus outbreak, she was crammed into a cell with dozens of other women in a detention center. ...

Chinese medicine doctors, dealer detained in lead poisoning case

A court has ordered two traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and one medicine dealer based in Taichung to be detained and held incommunicado for their part in a heavy metal poisoning case that h...

Kenyan man wanted in the US for poaching arrested at airport

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan authorities said Wednesday they have arrested a man wanted in the U.S. for allegedly conspiring to sell 10 tons of elephant ivory and more than 400 pounds of rhinoceros ho...

US grapples with pandemic as its origins are traced in China

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) — The United States was grappling with the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world on Monday, as Florida shattered the national record for a state’s largest single-day inc...

Taiwan legislative speaker suggests renaming Chinese medicine as 'Taiwanese'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) on Sunday (July 5) suggested the term "Chinese medicine" should be changed to "Taiwanese medicine" to reduce the n...

Jacobson Pharma Announces FY2020 Annual Results

Delivers Solid Performance Amidst Market ChallengesRevenue Increases +6.3% Maintains Full-Year Dividend Per Share of HK4.5 Cents HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 30 June 2020 - Jacobson Pharma Cor...

Pangolin released into wild under China's new protections

BEIJING (AP) — Activists in China have released a pangolin into the wild to celebrate new protections for the armadillo-like animal whose numbers in the country have dropped to near extinction levels....

Virus stalls work to keep alive a rare rhino subspecies

NANYUKI, Kenya (AP) — It’s not quite a case of coitus interruptus, but efforts to create a very special baby are definitely on hold. Blame the pandemic. Groundbreaking work to keep a...

The Latest: Japan weighs attending G-7 if rescheduled in US

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause m...

Asia Today: Singapore partly reopens despite rise in cases

BANGKOK (AP) — Singaporeans were able to get a haircut at the barber or pop in to their favorite bakery Tuesday as the government loosened restrictions, three weeks before a partial lockdown end...

Taiwan researchers claim Western-Chinese hybrid treatment effective against coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine still a long way off, a Taiwanese research team claims it has developed a Chinese herbal formula that can neutralize the virus in pat...

No such thing as super foods to treat Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Possibly due to the fact that a vaccine and effective medicines to treat the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) have not yet become a reality, stories about foods that allegedly...

Tea might inhibit proliferation of coronavirus: Taiwan study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A chemical compound prevalent in tea might be able to inhibit the proliferation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the human body, according to the latest findings of a Taiw...