More airports screening passengers amid China virus outbreak

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — More airports are beginning to screen passengers arriving from China amid growing concerns Friday over the outbreak of a new virus there that has already killed more...

MOFA advises Taiwanese in Iran to exercise caution

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has advised Taiwanese in Iran to exercise caution and maintain close contact with Taiwan's representative office in the region as tensions between Iran and t...

UK's Johnson faces heat for silence on Iran while on holiday

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to return Sunday to the U.K., where he faces criticism for not cutting short his holiday to deal with soaring Mideast tensions. ...

Taiwan's CDC issues warning for plague in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a third person was diagnosed with the plague in China in less than a week, Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is warning travelers to beware of the deadl...

China holding 3 Taiwanese over national security suspicions

BEIJING (AP) — China has confirmed it is holding three Taiwanese on suspicion of committing subversion or other crimes against the Chinese state, part of a trend that has prompted a travel warning fro...

Singapore issues travel warning on Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Singapore said Friday (October 4) its citizens should postpone non-essential travel to Hong Kong while those already there should take precautions. Singapore’s Mi...

Taiwan records first case of measles contracted in New Zealand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After a student caught measles in New Zealand, he had to visit the doctor five times before the disease was diagnosed correctly, leading to more than 600 people to be put ...

Taiwan issues New Zealand travel warning over measles outbreak

Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a travel warning to its citizens Friday over a measles outbreak in New Zealand, urging those wishing to visit the country to exercise caution, esp...

South Korea issues travel warning for Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a Level 1 Blue Alert for travel to Hong Kong after police fired live ammunition for the first time on Sunday (Aug. 2...

Singapore universities cancel Hong Kong exchange programs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After the Singapore government issued a travel alert last week for Hong Kong, Singaporean universities made the decision to suspend academic exchange programs that would h...

Japan issues travel warning for Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday (Aug. 14) issued a travel warning for Hong Kong for the first time since the city's 1997 sovereignty transfer from...

Travel alert issued for four Asian countries over chikungunya outbreak

Taiwan has issued its highest-level travel advisory in its three-tier system for four Southeast and South Asian countries after a record high number of imported chikungunya fever cases from those coun...

Hong Kong protesters take their cause to airport arrivals

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters crowded into one of the world’s busiest airports, greeting international visitors to Hong Kong with anti-government chants Friday in an effort to raise awarenes...

Hong Kong on high alert as angered public protests 'Extradition Law' amendment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Authorities in Hong Kong are on high alert for a protest expected to strike the city on Sunday (June 9) over mounting public anger with proposed amendments to the city&rsq...

China issues US travel alert warning of official harassment

BEIJING (AP) — China has issued a travel warning for the U.S., saying Chinese visitors have been interrogated, interviewed and subjected to other forms of what it called harassment by U.S. law enforce...