Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Update: 2020-02-22 17:30 No. Country/Area Cases Deaths 1 Taiwan 26 1 2 China 76,291 2,345 3 Hong Kong 68 ...

Italian towns on lockdown after 2 virus deaths, clusters

CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — A dozen northern Italian towns were on effective lockdown Saturday after the new virus linked to China claimed two lives in Italy and sickened an increasing number of peopl...

Virus spreads in South Korean city as thousands are screened

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Saturday reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections in four days to 433, most of them linked to a church and a hospital in and around the country&rs...

List of sports events affected by the new virus from China

ATHLETICS World indoor championships in Nanjing from March 13-15 postponed to March 2021. Hong Kong Marathon on Feb. 9 cancelled. Asian indoor cha...

Taiwan sees nearly 3,000 same-sex weddings in year of legalization

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since becoming the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex unions in May 2019, Taiwan has seen 2,939 same-sex weddings, the Ministry of Interior said Saturday (Feb. 22)...

China suspends more penalties on US goods after trade truce

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday suspended more punitive tariffs on imports of U.S. industrial goods in response to a truce in its trade war with Washington that threatened global economic growth. ...

Regent Taipei & Silks Palace presents five-star gourmet takeaway

To capture the dine-in market, and to ensure the nutrition of the dishes guests enjoy this season, Regent Taipei presents executive chef team designed gourmet dishes ranging from NT$199 to NT$1280, pr...

Foreign companies suffer in China amid epidemic, slow recovery expected

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign companies are having a difficult time maintaining operations in China despite some workers having returned from the extended Lunar New Year holiday; labor shortage...

Chinese coronavirus patient reinfected 10 days after leaving hospital

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese patient who just recovered from the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) has reportedly been infected for the second time in the province of Sichuan, according to local ...

Taiwan legislators issue bipartisan statement calling for participation in WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's legislative caucuses issued a joint statement on Friday (Feb. 21) regarding Taiwan's exclusion from the World Health Organization (WHO) and its conversati...

Like a cornered animal, the Chinese Communist Party is lashing out at everyone

KAOHSIUNG CITY (Taiwan News) — Earlier this week, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) expelled three Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reporters from the country. Their crime? A headline in an op-ed ar...

Wuhan coronavirus must be contained by end of February for corporate survival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Many businesses may go bankrupt if China fails to bring the highly-contagious Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) under control by the end of this month, warned a Chinese politic...

Malaysian fugitive businessman reportedly uses China's Wuhan for hiding

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Malaysia's infamous businessman and international fugitive Jho Low (劉特佐) was confirmed to have used the Chinese city of Wuhan as his hiding place, the Malaysian police...

Chinese frog breeding council says humans 'yearn' for wildlife products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese council that promotes frog breeding has been ordered to cease operations over its opposition to the government’s ban to halt wildlife trade amid the corona...

China changes Wuhan virus counting scheme again, cases drop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Wednesday (Feb. 19), China's National Health Commission (NHC) announced that it is again changing the method by which Wuhan coronavirus infections are tabulated, wi...