Chinese media's attempts to exonerate country from responsibility for coronavirus fall flat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese Communist Party (CCP) mouthpiece Xinhua last week listed 24 reasons why China should not be held accountable for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The ...

Conflict flares again during Hong Kong's Golden Week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong protesters launched a number of demonstrations in the semi-autonomous city on Friday (May 1), during the four-day Golden Week holiday. A "Sing With You&q...

China calls Australia 'gum stuck to sole of its shoe'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After threats of a boycott by Chinese consumers failed to have the desired effect, Chinese state-run media on Monday (April 27) bitterly described Australia as "gum s...

Video lists 20 ways Taiwan is fighting off coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan sees its second day with zero new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) in a week, an American blogger has created a video expounding on how the plucky island co...

Photo of the Day: Xenophopia made in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China tries to shift the blame for the ongoing Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to other countries, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is fanning the flames of xeno...

AP PHOTOS: Cherry blossoms, empty stores in virus-hit Japan

NARA, Japan (AP) — Cherry blossoms are in season and the ancient Japanese capital of Nara, with its majestic Todaiji “Big Buddha” temple and its herds of deer, would normally be packed. ...

German newspaper lauds Taiwan's handling of Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel on Thursday (March 5) praised Taiwan's efforts to contain the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). In an article titled, &q...

S. Korean magazine praises Taiwan's handling of Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The cover story of the latest issue of South Korean magazine Weekly Chosun features President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and praises Taiwan's efforts to contain the spread of ...

World economy may shrink because of virus, watchdog says

PARIS (AP) — A global agency says the spreading new virus could make the world economy shrink this quarter for the first time since the international financial crisis more than a decade ago. ...

Japan's leader announces $2.5B package to help fight virus

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday announced a 270 billion yen ($2.5 billion) emergency economic package to help fight the coronavirus as he sought the public's support for hi...

Italy moves to curb virus impact as more countries get cases

ROME (AP) — Italian health authorities asked residents in northern Italy to ride out shuttered schools, closed factories and other public health measures for a little longer Friday as the country's co...

Virus outbreak in Iran sickens hundreds, including leaders

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — After facing sanctions and the risk of war amid tensions with the United States, Iran’s Shiite theocracy now has an enemy in the new coronavirus that infiltrated its...

Italy seeks to calm fears in Europe as cases, deaths rise

ROME (AP) — Italy sought to rally international support for its virus containment efforts Wednesday even as its caseload reached 447, people linked to Italy fell ill across Europe and as far away as B...

China promises companies aid, global virus cases rise

BEIJING (AP) — China's government promised tax cuts and other aid Monday to help companies recover from its virus outbreak while a spike in new cases in Iran, Italy and South Korea raised the prospect...

Outbreak, economic ills dim luster of Japan's Olympic year

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should be basking in the limelight this year in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Instead, the virus outbreak that has spread from China to even remote part...