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...

China's Hangzhou introduces radical measures to curb coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese city of Hangzhou announced on Tue (Feb. 4) a series of drastic measures in a bid to contain the novel coronavirus that has sickened over 20,000 globally and cl...

International brands put business on hold in China amid coronavirus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Many international brands have scaled down or suspended their operations in China as the new coronavirus continues to take its toll on lives and the economy, according to ...

China reports 361 dead from new virus, total of 17,205 cases

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday reported 361 have died on the mainland from the new virus, with an additional 2,829 new cases over the last 24 hours bringing the Chinese total to 17,205. ...

Pets could also contract Wuhan coronavirus: Chinese medical expert

[Last update January. 31 09:40] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese epidemiologist Li Lanjuan (李蘭娟) said Wednesday (Jan. 29) that since the Wuhan coronavirus is being passed between mammals, it is...

China temporarily bans wildlife trade in wake of outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities announced a temporary ban on the trade of wild animals Sunday following a viral outbreak in Wuhan, saying they will “severely investigate and punish&rdqu...

China temporarily bans wildlife trade in wake of outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities announced a temporary ban on the trade of wild animals Sunday following a viral outbreak in Wuhan, saying they will “severely investigate and punish” violators. ...

China virus outbreak revives calls to stop wildlife trade

BEIJING (AP) — The outbreak of a new virus linked to a wildlife market in central China is prompting renewed calls for enforcement of laws against the trade in and consumption of exotic species....

Virus puts damper on Lunar New Year, China's biggest holiday

BEIJING (AP) — Temples have locked their doors. The Forbidden City, Shanghai Disneyland and other major tourist destinations are closed. Restaurant reservations are being cancelled. ...

Suit claims Apple, Microsoft profit from child cobalt miners

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new lawsuit accuses several of the world's largest technology firms of knowingly profiting from children laboring under brutal conditions in African cobalt mines. ...

China basketball team fined NT$4.3 million for replacing Mao's face with mascot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Zhejiang Guangsha Lions have been fined by the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) after substituting the face of Mao Zedong, the founding father of the Chinese Commu...

Basketball player fined for ignoring Chinese national anthem

BEIJING (AP) — China's professional basketball association fined one of its foreign players on Monday for not paying sufficient attention during the pre-game playing of the country's national anthem. ...

Taiwan TV host blames S. Korean reality shows for Godfrey Gao death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan TV entertainment star Jacky Wu (吳宗憲) said in an interview on Tuesday (Dec. 3) that South Korean TV shows should be blamed for the recent passing of Canadian-Taiwane...

Tank collapse in Chinese mill kills 9 people, injures 4 more

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in eastern China say nine people were killed in the collapse of a waste water tank in a dyeing and printing mill. The collapse of the 15-meter (50-foot) ta...

US scores above average in math, science, still lags in math

American students may not be reading any better, but they’re moving up in rankings of educational achievement worldwide because many of their peers in other countries are performing worse. ...