Markets around the world are feeling the cornonavirus chill

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks around the world fell this week on worries that a new type of virus in China may ultimately hit profits for companies from Wuhan to Washington. The World Health Organization has...

Hong Kong declares virus emergency, closes schools for two more weeks after Lunar New Year holiday

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong declares virus emergency, closes schools for two more weeks after Lunar New Year holiday.

For businesses, China's virus fans fear and uncertainty

China’s worst health crisis in years has sparked fear and uncertainty for businesses from North America to Asia that depend on trade in the affected region. Experts say it’s too soon...

Day-trip ideas for the Lunar New Year holiday

The Tourism Bureau has recommended several day trips to explore Taiwan's nature and culture across during the seven-day Lunar New Year holiday from Jan. 23 to 29. In northeastern Taiwan, people...

Singapore's 1st coronavirus case is a Wuhan man

LONDON (AP) — Singapore’s Ministry of Health says the country has confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus, a 66-year-old Chinese national from Wuhan. The ministry said late Thur...

WHO says China virus 'too early' for emergency declaration

LONDON (AP) — A viral illness in China that has sickened hundreds of people is not yet a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The WHO issued its evaluation ca...

Dubai airport implements special screening for China flights

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest for international travel, announced on Thursday that it's taking special precautions to screen the droves of Chinese...

2000 Taiwanese businesspeople grounded in Wuhan during LNY holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Chinese authorities have locked down Wuhan, the epicenter of the potentially deadly coronavirus outbreak, around 2,000 Taiwanese businesspeople in the city are believed...

Taiwan's StarLux launches first flights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After three years of planning and preparation, Taiwan's newly established StarLux Airlines launched its first flights on Thursday (Jan. 23), the first day of the week-...

Record number of passengers expected at Taiwan airport during Lunar New Year

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport could see record passenger numbers between Jan. 17 and Feb. 4 because of Lunar New Year holiday travel, according to the airport management company. Average pas...

First batch of Taiwanese guava lands in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first batch of Taiwanese guava exported to the United States has arrived after a ferry trip of more than 20 days, and the 13 tons of fruit will be available at superma...

Macau and Hong Kong report 2nd case of Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Macau on Thursday (Jan. 23) confirmed its second case of the novel coronavirus imported from Wuhan, China. According to media reports, a 66-year-old man who lives in Wu...

34 died from ecstasy-like drug in 60 days in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan High Prosecutors Office (TPH) reported 34 PMMA-related deaths across the country late last year, with the youngest victim being a teenage girl. The office is...

Protest messages shared in Hong Kong Lunar New Year packets

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's anti-government protests are putting a new spin on a Lunar New Year tradition. Every year, adults hand out red packets stuffed with cash to children and...

Taiwan to stop Chinese tour groups from Wuhan over coronavirus threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Immigration Agency (NIA) said Wednesday (Jan. 22) it was cancelling the entry permits for 459 visitors from the Chinese city of Wuhan planning to arrive in Ta...