Former inmate escapes China's Wuhan after confirmed with coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — News of a coronavirus-infected woman traveling from the Chinese city of Wuhan to Beijing after being released from prison has caught the attention of the Chinese public as...

New leadership essential if WHO is going to salvage its battered reputation

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Wuhan virus continues to spread around the world at a frightening pace. Its arrival in Europe should have been predictable but still seems to have shaken the interna...

Japanese senior official bashes proposal of raising funds for China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's state minister for foreign affairs, Keisuke Suzuki, has objected to the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) initiative to donate money to the Chinese g...

Malaysian king meets more lawmakers to end political vaccum

Malaysia's king held unusual consultations with lawmakers for a second day Wednesday to resolve a political vacuum caused by the abrupt collapse of the ruling coalition and the resignation of Prim...

Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage to proceed in central Taiwan despite public concern

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual pilgrimage of the goddess Matsu and her worshippers will proceed as scheduled from March 19 to 28, the organizers said during a press conference Wednesday (Feb....

Slovakia's parliament rejects women's rights treaty

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's lawmakers voted Tuesday to reject an international treaty on women's rights. In the 150-seat parliament, 96 of the 113 lawmakers present voted ...

‘Are you still alive?’ Virus fears grip South Korean city

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A woman wearing vinyl gloves on a subway train. Guests donning masks at a sparsely attended wedding ceremony. People feverishly stocking up on instant noodles and rice....

China’s Tianjin University claims it has developed oral vaccine for Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Tianjin University claimed on Tuesday (Feb. 25) to have developed an oral vaccine for the coronavirus (COVID-19), to which there has been no simple cure as i...

China postpones its Congress over coronavirus

China decided on Monday to postpone its annual parliamentary gathering due to the coronavirus outbreak. China, which is dealing with a public health crisis, decided it was "appropriate to post...

Hospital in China covers up Wuhan virus cases for fear of losing jobs: Epoch Times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases ramps up worldwide, a decrease in the number of new confirmed cases has been reported in China, according to an Epoch Times repor...

Continuing PRC efforts to intimidate Taiwan and its friends

“Big Nations Should Not Bully the Small” The People’s Republic of China (PRC) always refers to its Three Communiqués with the United States as if they were the Ten Commandm...

Record 83% of people in Taiwan identify as Taiwanese amid Wuhan virus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan coronavirus continues to rage, a poll has found that over 83 percent of the people of Taiwan identify themselves as Taiwanese, the highest level since 1991. ...

German Carnival floats take aim at racism in wake of attack

BERLIN (AP) — Biting commentary on racism in Germany featured prominently Monday among Carnival floats in western cities, hastily put together in the aftermath of a deadly far-right attack last week n...

Mahathir offers resignation in Malaysian political upheaval

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad tendered his resignation to Malaysia's king Monday while his political party quit the ruling alliance in a shocking political upheaval less than two years after his...

China complains 'some countries slow to respond to virus'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's state-run mouthpiece the Global Times on Sunday (Feb. 23) expressed fears that four countries that have experienced sudden outbreaks of the Wuhan coronavirus h...