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WHO inspector's 'natural hosts' experimented on in Wuhan lab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ferret-badgers and rabbits — "natural hosts" that a World Health Organization (WHO) inspector says could have been vectors for the first transmission of CO...

China refused to provide WHO team with raw data on early COVID cases, team member says

SHANGHAI, Feb 13 (Reuters) - China refused to give raw data on early COVID-19 cases to a World Health Organization-led team probing the origins of the pandemic, one of the team's investigators sai...

Geneticist debunks China's frozen food theory on Covid origin

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A geneticist investigating the origins of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic has debunked China's claims that the outbreak may have started with frozen food. After carr...

EXPLAINER: What the WHO coronavirus experts learned in Wuhan

WUHAN, China (AP) — A World Health Organization team is leaving China on Wednesday after gaining some new insights into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic that has now killed more than 2.3 millio...

Coronavirus: China builds hospital in 5 days after virus surge

China has built a 1,500-room hospital for COVID-19 patients in just five days after a spike of infections was reported in a city south of Beijing. The hospital is the first of six with a total of 6,5...

Global Industry Leaders Highlighted Food Safety Issues in Times of Pandemic at the 6th Food Safety Forum

GS1 HK Launches Trusted FoodNet to Promote Information Visibility HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 15 January 2021 - The 6th Food Safety Forum organised by GS1 Hong Kong (GS1 HK) concluded its online ...

Doggie desserts: Ben & Jerry's enters the pet food business

Think your dog deserves dessert? So does Ben & Jerry's. The venerable Vermont ice cream company said Monday it’s introducing a line of frozen dog treats, its first foray into the...

Influential Brands Recognises Leading Asian Businesses That Demonstrates Outstanding Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 11 January 2021 - In a year where the shock of pandemic has caused small enterprises and prominent businesses alike to put up the shutters, Influential Brands® conferred r...

China doubles down on COVID narrative as WHO investigation looms

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - As a team from the World Health Organization (WHO) prepares to visit China to investigate the origins of COVID-19, Beijing has stepped up efforts not only to prevent new outbreaks...

500,000 coronavirus cases in Wuhan never counted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A study by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) found that nearly 500,000 coronavirus cases in Wuhan were never counted, based on the estimate...

WHO says Beijing welcomes COVID-19 investigators trip to China

Beijing will welcome an international team of COVID-19 investigators due to travel to China in January, said the World Health Organization (WHO), which is leading the mission. China has strongly op...

Life in Wuhan back to normal amid COVID precautions

Large groups of shoppers line up outside the stores of luxury brands on a chilly afternoon in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Apart from the masks on their faces, everything seems to have returned to norma...

Taiwanese man contracts Covid in China, despite Beijing's claims of 'zero' cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Oct. 13) announced two new imported cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), including one from China, the so...

Importers to add ractopamine-free labels for pork

Representatives of nearly 70 companies in Taiwan that import pork issued a joint statement Thursday to highlight their unified stance against importing pork containing the livestock drug ractopamine a...

WHO labels China's coronavirus origin narrative 'highly speculative'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Director Michael Ryan said Friday (Nov. 27) that it would be "highly speculative" to say coronavirus did not emerge in ...