Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Update: 2020-02-28 9:10 No. Country/Area Cases Deaths 1 Taiwan 32 1 2 China 78,499 2,747 3 Hong Kong 92 ...

70% of world's population likely to contract coronavirus in 2020: US epidemiologist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While the world continues to battle the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), US epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch has shared his thoughts on the current outbreak, predicting that the ...

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...

Eight endangered sea turtles found dead in northern Taiwan on single day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The bodies of eight sea turtles were found on the northeastern coast of Taiwan on Sunday (Feb. 23), and researchers believe fishing activities to be the cause of the endan...

Taiwanese professor says Wuhan coronavirus likely man-made

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread like wildfire across the globe, a National Taiwan University (NTU) professor on Saturday (Feb. 22) said the virus is likely ma...

Fine weather forecast for Taiwan to Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has forecast a three-day period of cloudy to sunny weather starting from Sunday (Feb. 23), according to CNA. The bureau said...

Civil and student groups march in Taipei ahead of 228 Incident anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 40 civil and student groups marched on the streets of Taipei Saturday afternoon (Feb. 22) in commemoration of the 228 Incident – the island-wide suppressio...

Taiwan’s first COVID-19 death confirmed to have come into contact with an infected person

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first person to have died of COVID-19 in Taiwan was confirmed to have come into contact with an infected Taiwanese businessperson who had recently returned from China&...

China revokes 3 Wall Street Journal reporters' credentials

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday said it has revoked the press credentials of three reporters for the U.S. newspaper Wall Street Journal over the headline of an opinion column deemed by the gov...

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...

Rice cooker can be used to sterilize masks: Taiwanese study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As panic buying of surgical face masks due to the Wuhan virus continues to grip Taiwan, a Taiwanese professor has found that "dry steaming" a mask in a rice cook...

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...

The Economist features Taiwan scholar’s Wuhan virus graphic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A graphic designed by a Taiwanese chemist to illustrate case predictions of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak was featured in an article from The Economist on Wednesday (Feb....

US brings new charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has added new criminal charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei and several subsidiaries, accusing the company in a brazen scheme to steal trade secrets...

Smollett case revives questions on Laquan McDonald, justice

CHICAGO (AP) — When a grand jury revived the criminal case against Jussie Smollett, the indictment for many people called to mind two nights on two different streets in the same big city. ...