Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Update: 2020-02-27 10:30 No. Country/Area Cases Deaths 1 Taiwan 32 1 2 China 78,497 2,744 3 Hong Kong 91 ...

IOC member casts doubt on postponing or moving Tokyo Games

TOKYO (AP) — A senior member of the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that if it proves too dangerous to hold the Olympics in Tokyo this summer because of the coronavirus outbreak, or...

Taiwan airlines, hotels and restaurants hit hard by Wuhan virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s tourism industry — including airlines, travel agencies, hotels, B&Bs, and restaurants — has been hit hard by the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak,...

Taipei receives an ‘A’ from Carbon Disclosure Project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The UK-based Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) announced on Tuesday (Feb. 18) that Taipei earned an “A” in its 2019 annual ranking for reducing greenhouse gases ...

Taiwan hotels shutter entire floors amid coronavirus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hotels in Taiwan have been shutting down entire floors to save on personnel and utility costs as their occupancy rates plummet due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outb...

Virus fears rise after Cambodia's acceptance of cruise ship

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The feel-good story of how Cambodia allowed a cruise ship to dock after it was turned away elsewhere in Asia for fear of spreading a new disease took an unfortunate t...

No 'Plan B' for Olympics; questions over Chinese presence

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers and the International Olympic Committee said Friday there is no “Plan B” for the 2020 Games, which open in just over five months and have been j...

US murder suspect went undetected in Italy for 2 weeks

ROME (AP) — An American woman wanted over her husband's 2002 murder was able to stay at the Rome hotel where she was arrested for nearly two weeks before an international arrest warrant turned up in...

150 Hilton hotels in China closed amid coronavirus fear: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The Hilton hotel chain has been forced to close 150 hotels in China amid fears over the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, Hilton CEO Christopher Nassetta said during the company&...

Asian shares rise despite continuing virus fears

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were higher Wednesday, although the outbreak of a new virus in the region continued to weigh on investor sentiments. Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.7% to finish ...

Restaurant in central Taiwan to furlough employees while coronavirus slows business

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A well-known restaurant in Taichung City plans to place its employees on furlough, as many people are refraining from eating out for fear of becoming infected by the newly...

Taiwan High Speed Rail, hotels work to cushion impact of Wuhan virus scare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) is joining partnering hotels in delivering 12 promises that will assure the safety of customers amid coronavirus fears expected to hurt the i...

Spanish CEO barred from US over his company's Cuba interests

MADRID (AP) — A major Spanish hotel chain said Wednesday that the U.S. State Department informed the CEO he is barred from entering the United States because of his company’s business interests in Cub...

US services companies grew at a slightly faster pace

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services companies grew at a slightly faster pace in January than the previous month, an indicator of continued steady expansion of the economy. The Institute...

Liz Weston: I travel-hacked a college tour and saved $3,000

Amtrak’s “buy one, get one” spring sale got me started. My teenage daughter and I had used a similar two-for-one deal last year to take an overnight train trip from Los Angeles to Po...