43,000 asymptomatic cases never included in China's coronavirus count

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Many disease experts are calling China's claim that it has not had a single domestic case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) in days, especially since it has left 43,000 ...

Taiwan lawmaker asks government to ban toys containing Chinese propaganda

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator Chao Tien-lin (趙天麟) has called on the government to ban children’s toys containing Chinese propaganda messages. &ldq...

Malaysian debunks report that China is 'donating' 10 million masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As communist China trumpets its aid offered to other countries amid the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Malaysian government has debunked claims that 10 million...

Blame for Wuhan virus lies squarely with CCP

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The hashtag "China lied, people died" has been trending around the world over the past few days as people come to terms with the colossal impact the Wuhan cor...

China, on virus PR offensive, sends masks and experts abroad

BEIJING (AP) — As the fight against a new virus shifts to Europe and beyond, China is supplying millions of masks and other desperately needed items to struggling governments, hoping to build politica...

Czech hockey great Vladimir Zabrodsky dies at 97

PRAGUE (AP) — Vladimir Zabrodsky, one of the best Czech hockey players in history has died. He was 97. The Czech Hockey Association said Zabrodsky died on Friday in Sweden where he l...

'It isn't my job to flatter China': Taiwan foreign minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to an editorial by Xinhua News accusing Taiwan of "hating China and fawning over the U.S.," Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said, "It isn't...

China exonerates doctor reprimanded for warning of virus

BEIJING (AP) — China has taken the highly unusual move of exonerating a doctor who was reprimanded for warning about the coronavirus outbreak and later died of the disease. The offi...

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...

Chinese probe criticizes police reprimand of virus doctor

BEIJING (AP) — China's top disciplinary body has criticized how police handled the case of a Chinese doctor who was reprimanded for rumor-mongering after he shared a warning with others about the coro...

What's Happening: Hope in Wuhan, unequal access to US tests

These are some of the latest developments Thursday in the world's coronavirus pandemic: HOPE IN WUHAN, BUT DEATH TOLL IN ITALY NEARS STARK TOLL The Chinese city of ...

Surgeon general's TV praise of Trump earns his 'star' label

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. surgeon general caught the eye of Donald Trump in a tried-and-true way: praising the 45th president on television. At a recent briefing with his coronavir...

Chinese factories face new threat: US anti-virus controls

BEIJING (AP) — Factories in China, struggling to reopen after the coronavirus shut down the economy, face a new threat from U.S. anti-disease controls that might disrupt the flow of microchips and oth...

Philippines declares cease-fire with rebels to fight virus

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared a unilateral cease-fire with communist guerrillas on Wednesday to focus on fighting the coronavirus outbreak that prompted him ...

At least 13 US journalists facing expulsion from China

BEIJING (AP) — At least 13 American journalists stand to be expelled from China in retaliation for a new limit imposed by the Trump administration on visas for Chinese state-owned media operating in t...