AP Photos: Beijing hunkers down amid virus outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — In a normal year, the city of Beijing springs to life in the closing days of the annual weeklong Lunar New Year holiday as families leave home for shopping, dining and to visit tourist ...

Taiwan government taking steps to guarantee surgical face mask supply: Premier Su

Taiwan's Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Wednesday (Jan. 29) said the government is taking measures to guarantee the domestic supply of surgical face masks, and urged the public not to hoard masks...

Bad timing: New virus poses threat to fragile world economy

This should be peak season for a 12-room hotel near the train station in the Chinese industrial hub of Wuhan. The Chinese New Year usually brings in plenty of travelers and delivers profits of around ...

Stocks open higher on Wall Street a day after a big drop

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street a day after the S&P 500 had its biggest drop since early October. Technology companies were putting up some of the biggest gains ea...

New virus to cause box office revenues in China to plunge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The outbreak of novel coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV) is taking a toll on China’s economy, and the impact can be felt at box offices across the country, which only...

Taiwan CDC to supply 6 million surgical masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As demand for surgical masks dramatically increases due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV), Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will release 6...

Asian demand for face masks soars on fears of Chinese virus

TOKYO (AP) — Panic and pollution drive the market for protective face masks, so business is booming in Asia, where fear of the virus from China is straining supplies and helping make mask-wearing the ...

7,515 people left Wuhan for Taiwan before Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Among the 5 million people who fled the novel coronavirus-affected Chinese city of Wuhan during the Lunar New Year holiday, 7,515 headed to Taiwan, according to Chinese ne...

China reports 25 more virus deaths as US prepares evacuation

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday reported 25 more deaths from a new viral disease, raising the total to at least 106, as the U.S. government prepared to fly Americans out of the city at the cente...

What's new in the China virus outbreak

More than 2,700 cases of a new viral respiratory illness have been confirmed since an outbreak began last month in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Scientists have identified the illness as a new kind of co...

The Latest:

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the new virus from China that has sickened thousands of people and killed dozens(all times local): 2:30 a.m: U.S. health officials say ...

Taiwan suggests maximum limit of 250 face masks per outbound traveler

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Travelers leaving Taiwan should not take more than five boxes containing a total of 250 face masks with them, the authorities said Monday (Jan. 27). The measure, which ...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. REMEMBERING KOBE BRYANT NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter an...

Taiwanese in Wuhan request government assistance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Several of the 300 Taiwanese stuck in the Chinese city of Wuhan amid a lockdown to contain the spread of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have asked the island’s semi-o...

China extends Lunar New Year holiday as new virus toll rises

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by postponing the end of this week’s Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreadi...