RoboPony: Chinese robot maker sees demand surge amid virus

BEIJING (AP) — While other industries struggle, Liu Zhiyong says China’s virus outbreak is boosting demand for his knee-high, bright yellow robots to deliver groceries and patrol malls looking for sho...

China discloses Q1 plunge in foreign trade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's Ministry of Commerce announced a double-digit downturn of the country's foreign trade in January and February in the wake of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-1...

In role reversal, Asia seeks to stop virus from coming in

BEIJING (AP) — From quarantining arriving travelers from overseas to nabbing those sneaking in with fevers, China and other parts of Asia are scrambling to prevent the new coronavirus from coming back...

Coronavirus found in tears: Chinese study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Wuhan Coronavirus has been detected in the tears of an infected patient, according to a study by China’s Zhejiang University. Scientists from the university&r...

Questions raised about of China anti-locust 'duck army'

BEIJING (AP) — Questions were raised Thursday about a Chinese newspaper report that the country is planning to dispatch a 100,000-strong army of ducks to help Pakistan combat a massive locust infestat...

Taiwan team develops antigen for Wuhan coronavirus within 10 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As scientists rush to develop treatment and vaccines for the Wuhan coronavirus, a team of Taiwanese scientists has developed the country's first self-produced antigen ...

Taiwan’s first COVID-19 death confirmed to have come into contact with an infected person

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first person to have died of COVID-19 in Taiwan was confirmed to have come into contact with an infected Taiwanese businessperson who had recently returned from China&...

Tips for ‘pet disinfection’ amid Wuhan virus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese veterinarian has offered some tips for ‘pet disinfection’ to those worried their furkids might contract the potential lethally Wuhan coronavirus (C...

Taiwan reports 21st, 22nd cases of Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday evening (Feb. 17) announced the 21st and 22nd confirmed cases of Wuhan coronavirus, both of whom were relativ...

China replaces leading officials in Hubei and Wuhan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) fired its top officials in Wuhan on Thursday (Feb. 13) after the epicenter of the Wuhan virus outbreak reported a soaring number of new c...

Where did they go? Millions left city before quarantine

SHANGHAI (AP) — For weeks after the first reports of a mysterious new virus in Wuhan, millions of people poured out of the central Chinese city, cramming onto buses, trains and planes as the fir...

Mapping app location data shows how virus spread in China

SHANGHAI (AP) — For weeks after the first reports of a mysterious new virus in Wuhan, millions of people poured out of the central Chinese city, cramming onto buses, trains and planes as the fir...

Spreading virus prompts China to put 34 cities on lockdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the number of people affected by the new coronavirus continues to rise, China as of Wednesday (Feb. 5) has placed a total of 34 cities on lockdown in an effort to conta...

Taiwan to ban entry of residents from China’s Zhejiang Province amid new virus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will begin to ban entry of residents from China’s Zhejiang Province on Wednesday (Feb. 5) due to a serious outbreak of the new coronavirus in the province, re...

Taiwan to ban entry of foreigners having traveled to China in past 14 days

[Last update at 19:30] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the escalating outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China, Taiwan’s Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) said on Tuesday...