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Taiwan donates 5 mask production lines to Czech Republic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Czech Senate speaker Milos Vystrcil leads an 89-member delegation in Taiwan, Taiwanese firm and machinery industry leaders have raised funds to donate five "fully ...

Taiwan premier says COVID-19 should be called 'Wuhan pneumonia'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When asked for his take on communist China's insistence on not using the place name "Wuhan" when describing the COVID-19 pandemic, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞...

Death of Japanese king of comedy stokes Sinophobia in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Celebrated Japanese comedian Ken Shimura's death from Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), has resulted in grief in the Japanese public and fueled anti-China sentiment. Sh...

Chinese media caught erasing history, 'Wuhan virus' from reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Twitter user with the account name "LIFETIME" on Wednesday (March 25) posted screenshots of a Global Times article to prove the Chinese newspaper agency has be...

Taiwan's foreign minister shoots down China's claim that US started coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt on Monday (March 16), Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) dismissed China's claims that the Wuhan coronavirus...

Japanese legislator calls for COVID-19 to be called 'Wuhan pneumonia'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Japanese legislator on Tuesday (March 3) called for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to be called the "Wuhan pneumonia" (武漢肺炎) to counter Chinese disinformatio...

Japan likely to enter emergency phase in battle against coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Japan reached 241, more measures were implemented to constrain the outbreak. On Feb. 12, the Japanese Mini...

Coronavirus outbreak boosts Taiwan's e-commerce market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwanese go out less to shop and dine due to coronavirus (COVID-19) fears, the e-commerce market has flourished. According to PChome 24h, the second-largest Taiwa...

Coronavirus: Italy orders mass closures after COVID-19 cases quadruple

Officials ordered schools, public buildings, restaurants and coffee shops in ten towns in northern Italy to close after a cluster of 14 new COVID-19 cases emerged. All cases were located in the Lom...

Taiwanese company joins forces with US to create Wuhan virus vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (MVC, 高端疫苗繼) on Monday (Feb. 17) said that it will cooperate with the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to create a new...

'Facts will speak for themselves': WHO Director-General explains reasons to side with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attempted to debunk accusations of China's meddling in the organization during a press ...

China's foreign minister claims coronavirus under control

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (王毅) claims the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak is under control and measures introduced by some countries to limit the sprea...

Taiwanese medical staff warn of strain on resources needed to contain coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a petition initiated by a Taiwanese surgeon, Wu Xin-dai, (吳欣岱) received more than 117,000 signatures, medical personnel in Taiwan shed light on the dilemma the count...

No chance of coronavirus vaccine until after current outbreak: NHRI

Taiwan's National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) said Friday it is working "night and day" to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) but said a market-ready produ...