Chinese virologist claims coronavirus derived from 'Zhoushan bat virus'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese virologist and whistleblower on Wednesday (Aug. 5) claimed the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) is a chimera based on the "Zhoushan bat virus" and chastise...

WHO advance team ends visit to China to probe COVID origin

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Monday an advance team looking into the origins of the COVID-19 outbreak has concluded its mission in China, and the U.N. health agency is preparing th...

'Zero chance' coronavirus is natural: Chinese virologist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese virologist and whistleblower on Sunday (Aug. 2) agreed that based on its genetic structure there is a "zero chance" that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-1...

How The Lancet backed Beijing and lost all credibility

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – The Lancet is one of the oldest and most reputable medical journals in the world, but as the world tackles what is arguably the biggest global health crisis of its 197-...

Chinese virologist claims coronavirus came from PLA lab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese virologist and whistleblower on Tuesday (July 28) alleged that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) came from a People's Liberation Army (PLA) lab. On Tuesday...

Norwegian virologist claims coronavirus is 'chimera' made in Chinese lab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A joint British-Norwegian study alleges that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) is a "chimera" constructed in a Chinese lab. A study, authored by University of ...

China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO

Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus. It repeatedly thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genet...

Wuhan lab head calls virus leak claims 'pure fabrication'

NEW YORK (AP) — Claims promoted by the Trump administration that the global coronavirus pandemic originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in the central Chinese city are a “pure fabrication," the...

China admits to destroying early coronavirus samples to avoid leak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China on Friday (May 15) admitted to destroying Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) samples in early January, as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has alleged, but claimed that...

US investigating 'hazardous event' in Wuhan lab in October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. intelligence agencies are investigating a private report that purports to have found evidence of a "shutdown" and "hazardous event" allegedly taki...

The Latest: South Korea reports 3 virus cases, China just 1

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause m...

UN: US hasn't shared evidence on alleged coronavirus origin

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization's emergencies chief said Monday that it has received no evidence from the U.S. government to back up allegations by President Donald Trump and Secretary of ...

Trump speculates that China released virus in lab ‘mistake’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has speculated that China could have unleashed the coronavirus on the world due to some kind of horrible “mistake,” and his intelligence agen...

Steve Bannon suggests Chinese scientist holds coronavirus secrets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon recently claimed on his podcast that a senior researcher from a pathogen level 4 (P4) laboratory in Wuhan has fled China, ...

Missouri 1st state to sue China, CCP for economic damages from coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Missouri on Tuesday (April 21) became the first U.S. state to sue communist China for its bungled management of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Missouri Atto...