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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...

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...

Singapore rejects Taiwan's request for DNA of couple who dumped baby in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese prosecutors last week issued a warrant for a Singaporean couple for the murder of their baby, but a request for DNA has been rejected by the Singaporean authorit...

WHO inspector's denial of bats in Wuhan lab contradicted by facts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Researchers have uncovered accounts from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) scientists and applications for patents for bat breeding that refute World Health Organizati...

Vanished 150,000 elderly residents raise doubts about Wuhan's Covid death toll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The disappearance of 150,000 pension recipients raises new doubts over the accuracy of the coronavirus death count reported by the Chinese government in Wuhan and Hubei Pr...

5 things you should know about the Year of the Ox

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — With the Lunar Year comes the arrival of the Year of the Ox. After all the turbulence of the Year of the Rat, a change is most welcome — but what does it actually...

Geneticist debunks China's frozen food theory on Covid origin

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A geneticist investigating the origins of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic has debunked China's claims that the outbreak may have started with frozen food. After carr...

Leaked audio shows WHO leaders secretly criticize China at start of Covid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Audio from internal conversations among top World Health Organization leaders leaked late last month reveal that they were complaining about China's failure to provide...

WHO inspector has conflict of interest in Wuhan COVID probe: Prominent biologist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A prominent molecular biologist at Rutgers University claims that a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) team investigating the origins of COVID-19 in Wuhan has a...

Record 10,000 Honkongers fled to Taiwan in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the implementation of the draconian national security law in Hong Kong last year, the number of Hongkongers moving to Taiwan doubled from 2019, surpassing 10,000. ...

Taiwan's economy in 2020 outgrew China for 1st time in 30 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thanks to its exceptional handling of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, Taiwan's economy grew at a higher rate than China in 2020 for the first time in 30 years — ...

Foreign caregivers in Taiwan work 10.5 hours per day, earn less than NT$20,000 a month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Tuesday (Jan. 26) released the results of a survey that revealed foreign caregivers in Taiwan work an average of 10.5 hours per day, but mak...

Why the WHO's COVID inquiry will get us nowhere

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The world seemed awfully surprised earlier this month when China denied entry to a group of World Health Organization (WHO) inspectors looking into the cause of the Wuh...

Wuhan lab scientist published paper on lab leak caused by rats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although China labels the suggestion that COVID-19 may have leaked out of the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) as a conspiracy theory, the head scientist in that very lab...

Taiwan represented at US presidential inauguration for 1st time since 1979

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan was represented in an official capacity at the U.S. presidential inauguration on Wednesday (Jan. 20) for the first time since the U.S. severed diplomatic ties over ...