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...

Asian stock markets recover from China coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Stock markets across Asia registered advances Wednesday (Jan. 22) following sharp drops earlier in the week amid fears that China’s deadly coronavirus would spread a...

Wuhan mayor closes off Chinese city amid coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the coronavirus expands outside of China’s borders, the city of Wuhan at the center of the outbreak has banned its employees from leaving until the virus is conta...

China virus outbreak may wallop economy, financial markets

BANGKOK (AP) — News that a new virus that has afflicted hundreds of people in central China can spread between humans has rattled financial markets and raised concern it might wallop the economy just ...

Science Says: What to know about the viral outbreak in China

Health authorities are closely watching an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new virus that originated in China. Governments are stepping up surveillance of airline passengers from central C...

North Korea bans Chinese tourists amid Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread, North Korea on Wednesday (Jan. 22) sealed its borders to Chinese tourists, a major source of revenue for the impoverished her...

Public urged not to panic over Taiwan's 1st confirmed case of Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) assured the public that there is no need to panic after the government announced the first imported case of the Wuhan coronavirus (2...

What's new today in the China virus outbreak

About 300 people have been diagnosed in an outbreak linked to a new virus in China. The illnesses began late last month in the city of Wuhan in central China, and six people have died. Scientists have...

Airline stocks swoon on fear about virus outbreak in China

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of the three U.S. airlines that fly to China fell on Tuesday as fear grew about a virus that authorities say has killed six people and sickened 300 more. Inves...

Science Says: What to know about the viral outbreak in China

Health officials around the world are keeping a close watch on an outbreak of a new virus in China. In response, governments are stepping up surveillance of airline passengers arriving from the affect...

Wall Street slides on growing concern about China virus

Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street as concern about the impact of a Chinese disease outbreak grows. Other global markets also dropped, with Hong Kong and Shanghai falling sharply. Chinese authori...

Global stocks tumble on growing concern about China virus

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock and oil prices tumbled Tuesday as concern about the impact of a Chinese disease outbreak increased and a rating agency cut Hong Kong's credit rating for official ...

Taipei Flower Market open 24 hours for Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To provide easier access to floral products for Taiwanese citizens before the Lunar New Year holiday, the Taipei Flower Market in Neihu has decided to launch 24-hour opera...

Countries around world gear up response to new coronavirus

BEIJING (AP) — Countries in Asia and elsewhere have begun body temperature checks at airports, railway stations and along highways in hopes of catching people carrying a new coronavirus that is believ...