Cuban docs fighting coronavirus around world, defying US

HAVANA (AP) — For two years the Trump administration has been trying to stamp out one of Cuba’s signature programs __ state-employed medical workers treating patients around the globe in a show of sof...

Former legislator Hsiao Bi-khim tapped as Taiwan’s National Security Council adviser

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has tapped former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) as a member of the National Security Council’s (NSC)...

China refutes accusation of providing faulty medical products abroad

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After multiple countries complained that the various medical supplies imported from China provided inaccurate test results and insufficient protection, China insisted that...

Taiwan donates 20,000 units of medical supplies to Eswatini to fight coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With medical equipment rapidly dwindling as the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic races across the globe, Taiwan on Saturday (March 28) donated over 20,000 units of me...

North Korea says US clearly doesn't want nuclear talks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Monday that “reckless remarks” by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made it clear that Washington has no intention of resuming nuclear talks and Pyongyang ...

North Korea fires two missiles into Sea of Japan

North Korea on Sunday (March 29) fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, South Korea said, calling it “very inappropriate” at a time when the world is battling the co...

MOFA to partner with NGOs in developing countries

Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has announced that it will work with several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on projects that provide assistance to disadvantaged groups, especial...

Coronavirus crisis illustrates stark differences between Taiwan and China

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda has been in overdrive these past few weeks as the Party seeks to reassert control over its virus-ravaged and demoralized popula...

Highlights of Trump-signed $2.2T economic relief package

WASHINGTON (AP) — Highlights of a $2.2 trillion package to help businesses, workers and a health care system staggered by the coronavirus that President Donald Trump signed into law Friday after the H...

Highlights of Congress' economic relief plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Partial highlights of a roughly $2 trillion package to rush aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. Details of the package, written b...

Coronavirus pandemic could drag on for 2 years: Chinese expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese infectious disease expert known for his straight talk predicts that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic could continue for as long as two years. During ...

N Korea says Trump sent letter to Kim, offers cooperation

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump sent a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, seeking to maintain good relations and offering cooperation in fighting the viral pandemic, ...

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...

US secretary of state scolds China for starting outlandish rumors about coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has rebuked the Chinese authorities for spreading disinformation about the coronavirus (COVID-19), which has been declared a pandemic a...

US summons Chinese ambassador over coronavirus accusation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. government on Friday (March 13) summoned Chinese Ambassador Cui Tiankai (崔天凱) to the State Department to address Beijing’s controversial suggestion the U.S....