Philippines yet to verify any cases of African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Although Taiwan has taken the precautionary measure of inspecting carry-on baggage of all travelers from the Philippines, there have yet to be any confirmed cases of African sw...

China covers up extent of swine fever crisis, neighboring countries concerned

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The spread of swine fever is likely much more serious than Chinese authorities admit, as up to half of the pigs in the country have been killed, creating dire problems for Chin...

Photo of the Day: Lam to Xi like Piglet to Pooh

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As protests against a controversial extradition bill and calls for Hong Kong head Carrie Lam (林鄭月娥) to quit her post, a meme has resurfaced on social media comparing Lam's ...

Taiwanese legislators call for raising max fine for smuggled pork to NT$3 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Ho Chih-wei (何志偉) said on Tuesday (May 14) that in order to prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF) to Taiwan, the law nee...

3rd dead pig found on Kinmen shore tests positive for ASF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A pig carcass which washed up on the shore in Kinmen County has tested positive for African swine fever (ASF), the third such case reported in the county, announced Taiwan'...

African swine fever has spread to Tibet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) on Sunday (April 7) announced that African swine fever (ASF) has spread to Tibet, leaving only Hainan as the only p...

African Swine Fever detected in Cambodia, travelers to Taiwan with pork face NT$200,000 fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on Wednesday (April 3) announced the first reported case of the African Swine Fever (ASF) in Cambodia and Taiwan's Bureau of ...

Officials seize 1 million pounds of pork amid virus concerns

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities say 1 million pounds (0.45 million kilograms) of pork products allegedly smuggled from China have been seized at a New Jersey port. Troy Mille...

China reveals new case of African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - China has revealed a new case of African swine fever in the central province of Hunan, causing immigration in Taiwan to pay attention as the Lunar New Year holiday draws to a cl...

China reports new outbreak of African swine fever

BEIJING (AP) — China has reported a new outbreak of African swine fever that is threating the country's vital pork industry. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has reporte...

Japan struggles to contain spread of swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is not the only country currently struggling with a swine fever outbreak; the viral epidemic continues to escalate throughout Japan. Authorities in several Japane...

In the year of the pig, Hong Kong debates its boar problem

HONG KONG (AP) — Like many Asian communities, Hong Kong ushers in the astrological year of the pig. That's also good timing to discuss the financial center's contested relationship with ...

China rolls out nearly 9 million kilos of pork to stabilize market decimated by swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Chinese authorities have begun implementing plans to release 9,600 tons of pork into the domestic market in the run up to the Lunar New Year holidays. The move ...

Danes erect fence on German border to stop swine fever

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Workers in Denmark have begun erecting a 70-kilometer (43.4-mile) fence along the German border to keep out wild boars in the hope of preventing the spread of African swine ...

Chinese tourist denied entry for failing to pay NT$200,000 fine in attempted meat smuggling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A Chinese tourist who took a transit flight from Hong Kong to arrive at the Kaohsiung International Airport on Friday, Jan. 25, was found to be carrying a ham product without a ...