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...

Russia bans entry of all Chinese nationals amid coronavirus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Russian government has banned all Chinese citizens from entering the country, saying the decision was made due to the "worsening epidemiological situation" i...

Honduran woman suspected of contracting Wuhan virus in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Media outlets in Honduras report that a Honduran woman is suspected to have contracted the Wuhan coronavirus while traveling in Taiwan. The 52-year-old woman arrived in...

Shares fall in Asia as virus outbreak hits profits, events

Shares slipped in Asia on Tuesday (Feb. 18) as the impact from the virus outbreak that began in China deepened, with Apple saying it would fail to meet its profit target and China moving to postpone o...

Wuhan virus drives Taiwanese workers away from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Wuhan cornoavirus outbreak has dampened Taiwanese workers’ aspirations to pursue a career in China, according to a recent study by Taiwan-based 104 Job Bank. ...

China replaces leading officials in Hubei and Wuhan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) fired its top officials in Wuhan on Thursday (Feb. 13) after the epicenter of the Wuhan virus outbreak reported a soaring number of new c...

China faces conundrum on work resumption as coronavirus wreaks havoc

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is undecided whether to resume work now or delay, as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to ravage the country. Work was supposed to be back to normal star...

Asian shares rise despite continuing virus fears

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were higher Wednesday, although the outbreak of a new virus in the region continued to weigh on investor sentiments. Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.7% to finish ...

70% of Taiwan flights to China canceled due to Wuhan virus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The cancellation rate of flights across the Taiwan Strait on Monday (Feb. 10) reached 70 percent amid a flight embargo on China, where the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak origi...

Global Forecast-Fahrenheit

Global Forecast as of 12:00 GMT Monday, February 10, 2020 _____ City/Town, Country;Monday's Weather Condition;Monday's High Temp (F);Monday's Low Temp (F);Tuesday's...

Shanghai, Chongqing also locked down as Wuhan virus spreads

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Beijing announced it was going into lockdown to try and contain the Wuhan virus on Sunday (Feb. 9), Shanghai on Monday (Feb. 10) followed suit and said it is also im...

Taiwan’s Foxconn and TSMC get permission to resume operations in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei-based electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group has received the nod from the Chinese government to restart operations at its factory in Zhengzhou, ...

Beijing locked down as Wuhan virus continues to spread in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan virus continues to spread across China unabated, Beijing authorities on Sunday evening (Feb. 9) announced that the city is being locked down. As the outbre...

Where did they go? Millions left city before quarantine

SHANGHAI (AP) — For weeks after the first reports of a mysterious new virus in Wuhan, millions of people poured out of the central Chinese city, cramming onto buses, trains and planes as the fir...

Causes of mortality uncovered in patients with milder infections of coronavirus

Experts have blamed a form of systemic inflammatory response syndrome called "cytokine storm" for killing some novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)-infected patients who were not very sick in the e...