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Mouse bite infection in Taiwan makes Wuhan lab leak more credible: CFR researcher

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A senior researcher at the Washington-based think tank the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has said the mouse bite transmission that occurred in Taiwan last week lends ...

Australian diplomats expect new Chinese ambassador to be smart, tough negotiator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s new ambassador to Australia will be Xiao Qian (肖千), whom Australian diplomatic sources say marks a shift by Beijing away from the confrontational “wolf...

China rejects WHO plan for study of COVID-19 origin

BEIJING (Reuters) - China rejected on Thursday a World Health Organization (WHO) plan for a second phase of an investigation into the origin of the coronavirus, which includes the hypothesis it could ...

Wuhan cemeteries see 320,000 early mourners before Tomb Sweeping Festival: Chinese media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 320,000 Wuhan residents visited city cemeteries over just one weekend a full two weeks before the official Tomb Sweeping Festival. On March 22, China's Chutian...

Taiwan reports 1 COVID case imported from Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (March 10) confirmed one COVID-19 infection imported from the Philippines. During a press conference, H...

Taiwan reports 1 imported COVID case from Honduras

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (March 9) confirmed one COVID-19 infection imported from Honduras. During a press conference on Tuesday, ...

Taiwan reports 7 imported COVID cases from Paraguay, UK, Philippines, Indonesia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (March 8) confirmed seven COVID-19 infections imported from Paraguay, the U.K., the Philippines, and Indonesi...

Taiwan to build vaccine plant to produce 20 million shots per month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) revealed on Thursday (March 4) that the country will soon build a vaccine factory capable of producing as many as 20 mi...

8 Taiwan van passengers sat maskless with COVID-positive Filipino

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (March 4) confirmed two imported COVID-19 infections from Nigeria and the Philippines, including a case in ...

Taiwan's 117,000 AstraZeneca jabs will be given to medical staff

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the first batch of AstraZeneca vaccines arrived in Taiwan on Wednesday (March 3), Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) officials said medical workers will be the f...

Taiwanese woman tests positive for COVID after friend picks her up from airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (March 3) confirmed three imported COVID-19 infections, including a Taiwanese woman who may have exposed h...

Biowarfare history of China's Sinopharm vaccine maker raises questions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid concerns about the safety and efficacy of Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine, the history of the company's lab in Wuhan has raised suspicions among biowarfare exper...

China subjects US diplomats to anal COVID tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. diplomats arriving in China are complaining about being subjected to anal swab tests for the Wuhan coronavirus. On Feb. 18, The Washington Post reported that U.S. ...

5 Filipino women test positive for Covid only after Taiwan quarantines end

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Feb. 25) confirmed five imported COVID-19 infections from the Philippines, all of whom tested negative bef...

Indonesian nurse dies 9 days after receiving China's Sinovac vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian nurse has died nine days after being injected with the Chinese vaccine made by Sinovac Biotech Ltd. China has recently begun exporting shipments of its co...