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Rising commodities costs hit Americans at home and on road

NEW YORK (AP) — Rising prices for a variety of commodities are contributing to a jump in prices at the consumer level, with Americans paying more for meat, gasoline, items they keep in their homes and...

Second Chinese man in 5 days flees to Taiwan in rubber boat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the second time in five days, a Chinese man has managed to reach Taiwan on a small rubber boat. The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) on Thursday (May 6) announced t...

Taiwan confirmed ASF free after discovery of infected Chinese pig corpse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Around 6,400 pig farms in Taiwan have been proven clear of African swine fever (ASW) following the report of an infected pig in the north last week believed to have drifte...

Chinese pork snacks found in Taiwan amid African swine fever fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese pork snacks have been seized in Kinmen and Hsinchu counties as Taiwan ramps up its crackdown on meat products from overseas over the risk of disease. Over 100 p...

Dead pig with Chinese ASF strain washes up on northern Taiwan beach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A dead white pig that washed up in New Taipei City’s Wanli District tested positive for African swine fever (ASF) and is confirmed to have the same strain as the one...

China to crack down harder on fake African swine fever vaccines

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Monday it will crack down further on illegal production and sales of African swine fever vaccines in a sign of the e...

China confirms swine fever in piglets in Yunnan province

BEIJING (Reuters) - An outbreak of African swine fever has been confirmed in piglets being illegally transported through Funing county in China’s southwestern province of Yunnan, the farm minist...

African swine fever in Malaysia triggers higher fines in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The discovery of African swine fever in Malaysia will cause Taiwan to hike its fines on people bringing in pork from the country to NT$200,000 (US$7,000) from NT$30,000, o...

Taiwan premier: No cabinet reshuffle after Lunar New Year holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) reiterated on Saturday (Feb. 6) that there is no plan for a partial cabinet reshuffle, amid rumors that two top positions relating to pandemic...

New China swine fever strains point to unlicensed vaccines

A new form of African swine fever identified in Chinese pig farms is most likely caused by illicit vaccines, industry insiders say, a fresh blow to the world’s largest pork producer, still recov...

World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE) Confirms: Belgium has regained its ASF-free status

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - Media OutReach - 29 December 2020 - On 21 December 2020, the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE) confirmed the ASF-free status in all suidae of Belgium, which had been remove...

Taiwan Sugar Corporation to close its largest pig farm in Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Sugar Corporation (TSC) plans to scale back its pig farming in Vietnam by closing its largest facility in the country and investing NT$10.7 billion (US$369 million)...

World shares push higher after new round of Wall St records

World shares chugged higher on Wednesday (Dec. 9) after another round of record highs for major indexes on Wall Street, as hopes flared once again for a new round of aid for the U.S. economy. Bench...

Asian shares extend gains after more Wall Street records

Asian shares logged strong gains on Wednesday after another round of record highs for major indexes on Wall Street. Benchmarks rose in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul. Shanghai edged low...

Flush with cash, Chinese hog producer builds world's largest pig farm

Behind the walls of a hulking industrial compound in rural China, top pig producer Muyuan Foods is trying to raise more hogs on a single site than any company in the world - a risky investment with de...