China rapidly expands use of experimental COVID-19 vaccines

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China is rapidly increasing the number of people receiving its experimental coronavirus vaccines, with a city offering one to the general public and a biotech company provi...

Chinese company offers coronavirus vaccine to students

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Chinese drug developer is offering an experimental coronavirus vaccine to students going abroad in a strategy health experts say raises safety and ethical concerns. ...

2020 Art Taipei to take place Oct. 23-26 as scheduled

The 2020 Art Taipei will take place at the Taipei World Trade Center Oct. 23-26 before a live audience as scheduled, with Taiwanese classical pianist Lu Chia-hui (盧佳慧) set to perform at the opening ce...

Japan to toughen visa rules amid fears of Chinese espionage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan is reportedly stepping up scrutiny of visa applications from foreign students and researchers in light of growing concerns over Chinese espionage in the country. ...

US targeting only 1% of Chinese students over security: White House official

The United States is targeting only about one percent of the 400,000 Chinese students in the United States over China’s bid to gather U.S. technology and other information, a top White House sai...

Taiwan university investigates disposal of Chinese student's belongings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Chengchi University (NCCU) on Saturday (Sept. 26) admitted the dormitory of one of its Chinese students had been cleaned out, and an investigation is underway to ...

US issued only 145 student visas to Chinese in July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. issued only 145 student visas to Chinese citizens excluding Hongkongers, compared to more than 20,000 in the same period last year, the Liberty Times reported on ...

China denounces US visa revocations as racial discrimination

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. move to revoke the visas of about 1,000 Chinese students amounts to “outright political persecution and racial discrimination,” China's foreign ministry said Thursday. ...

The Latest: Chinese students begin full return to school

BEIJING — Chinese students on Tuesday began a full return to regular classes following two weeks without new cases of local transmission in the country. About 75% of students had alr...

Trump administration considering barring Chinese students, researchers from entering US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Trump administration is considering restricting all Chinese students and researchers from entering American universities to prevent espionage, according to U.S. Secret...

Case by case: How nations are going back to school -- or not

PARIS (AP) — The U.N. says it's urgent to get kids back to schools after months-long coronavirus lockdowns, but with the virus still raging in parts of the United States and resurging in countries fro...

The Latest: UN says tourism impact of pandemic devastating

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations chief says the tourist industry has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, with $320 billion lost in exports in the first five months of the year and over 120 mi...

Asia Today: Many schools close again amid South Korea spike

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is closing schools and switching back to remote learning in the greater capital area as the country counted its 12th straight day of triple-digit daily increases ...

US WeChat users sue Trump over order banning messaging app

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some U.S.-based users of WeChat are suing President Donald Trump in a bid to block an executive order that they say would effectively bar access in the U.S. to the hugely popular Ch...

Chinese students in Australia head home as coronavirus upends study

Just a few months after arriving in Sydney for a planned two-year stay, university students Maggie Zhang and boyfriend Sunny Gu sat down to make a “pros and cons” list about life in Austra...