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China delays Pfizer vaccine approval to bolster confidence in Chinese vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese government has yet to approve the COVID-19 vaccine developed by BioNTech SE (BNT) and Pfizer Inc. despite previous reports hinting that the foreign mRNA vaccin...

Video shows 15 high-rises blasted to smithereens in China's Kunming

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Friday (Aug. 27) showing 15 high-rise buildings pulverized into dust by massive explosions in Kunming, the capital of China's Yunnan Province. On ...

JY Grandmark 2021 Interim Results Announcements

Contracted Sales and GFA Increased SignificantlySteady Growth in RevenueSuccessful Implementation of Development Strategy on Urban RenewalForged New Business Driver HONG KONG SAR - Media OutRe...

Inconvenient truth: Droughts shrink hydropower, pose risk to global push to clean energy

SACRAMENTO, Calif./BRASILIA/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Severe droughts are drying up rivers and reservoirs vital for the production of zero-emissions hydropower in several countries around the globe, in som...

Republican report concludes COVID-19 leaked from Wuhan lab prior to Sept. 12, 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A report released by U.S. House Republicans earlier this month has concluded that the "preponderance of evidence" points to COVID-19 leaking from one of the Wuha...

Chinese elephants’ epic expedition nearing an end?

Chinese wildlife protection officials believe a herd of 14 Asian elephants is heading home. The animals have travelled a route spanning more than 1,200 kilometers (800 miles) in southwestern China'...

China’s wandering elephants may finally be heading home

BEIJING (AP) — An elephant herd that fascinated locals and people around the world by making a yearlong journey into urbanized southwest China, raiding farms and even a retirement home for food,...

Asia Today: Sydney lockdown extended, record cases in SKorea

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s largest city Sydney will remain in lockdown for another month. The New South Wales state government announced that the lockdown of the city of 5 million would ...

Hang Lung Collaborates with Hyatt to Launch Grand Hyatt Residences Kunming at Spring City 66

HONG KONG SAR / KUNMING, CHINA - Media OutReach - 26 July 2021 - Hang Lung Properties today announced its collaboration with global hospitality group, Hyatt, to establish the first Grand Hyatt bran...

The Latest: Virus on rise in eastern Chinese city of Nanjing

BEIJING — New coronavirus cases continue to grow in the major eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, with another 38 reported on Monday, bringing the total to more than 60 over recent days. ...

The Latest: Education Dept OKs Georgia plan for relief funds

ATLANTA — The U.S. Department of Education approved Georgia’s plans to use $1.4 billion in federal coronavirus relief money. Federal officials already distributed two-thirds of the ...

China closing county near Myanmar for mass virus testing

BEIJING (AP) — Everyone in a county in China’s southwest near Myanmar will be tested for the coronavirus following a spike in infections, the government announced Saturday. Businesse...

The Latest: WH: US to buy 200M more doses of Pfizer vaccine

WASHINGTON — The federal government is buying 200 million more doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to prepare for future needs, such as boosters and shots for kids under 12. Whit...

The Latest: Spain reimplements COVID-19 restrictions

MADRID — Spanish regions are resorting back to curfews, caps on socialization and nightlife curbs to contain a sharp rise in coronavirus contagion as the fast-spreading delta variant infects mostly th...

One of China's wandering elephants is returned to reserve

BEIJING (AP) — One member of a group of elephants that left a nature reserve and wandered close to cities in China's southwest has been tranquilized and returned to the reserve after leaving the herd....