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Taipei clinic fined NT$2 million for giving vaccines to ineligible people

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A clinic in Taipei is to receive the maximum fine for giving COVID-19 vaccines to persons who are not from groups eligible to receive the jabs. During a press conferenc...

Biowarfare history of China's Sinopharm vaccine maker raises questions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid concerns about the safety and efficacy of Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine, the history of the company's lab in Wuhan has raised suspicions among biowarfare exper...

Argentine health minister resigns amid vaccine scandal

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Alberto Fernández asked Argentina's health minister to resign after a well-known local journalist said he had been given a coronavirus vaccination preferential...

Brazil finds China's Sinovac vaccine only 50% effective

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Clinical data released from late-stage trials in Brazil reveal that the vaunted Wuhan coronavirus vaccine developed by Sinovac Biotech Ltd is only 50 percent effective. ...

Full list of adverse reactions from China's Sinopharm vaccine revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid increasing concern about the efficacy and safety of China's Wuhan coronavirus vaccines, the full list of the adverse side effects of the Sinopharm jab surfaced la...

Chinese vaccines are poised to fill gap, but will they work?

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — With rich countries snapping up supplies of COVID-19 vaccines, some parts of the world may have to rely on Chinese-developed shots to try to conquer the outbreak. The question: W...

Chinese vaccine takers must still undergo quarantine in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite China's claims of developing vaccines to protect against the Wuhan coronavirus, Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said that Taiwanese business people...

Chinese company in vaccine scandal declared bankrupt

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese maker of rabies vaccine that was fined 9.1 billion yuan ($1.3 billion) in a product quality scandal that set off a crackdown on the industry says it has been declared bankrupt...

Chinese vaccine firm punished for rabies vaccine scandal

China's National Drug Administration (CNDA) said Changchun Changsheng Biotechnology, a firm based in northeast Jilin province, had been penalized €1.1 billion ($1.3 billion) via a fine and as...

Chinese deputy governors, mayor fired over vaccine scandal

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leaders have fired two deputy provincial governors, a mayor and other officials after revelations of misconduct by the country's second-biggest maker of rabies triggered a publi...

Chinese deputy provincial governors, mayor fired over vaccine scandal that triggered public outcry

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese deputy provincial governors, mayor fired over vaccine scandal that triggered public outcry.

China orders recall from overseas as vaccine scandal churns

BEIJING (AP) — China's National Health Commission says investigators have begun recalling defective vaccines produced by a Chinese drugmaker from domestic and overseas markets. Inves...

Trouble may be brewing for China's leaders at the CCP Beidaihe Summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping returned from his diplomatic trip to Africa this week, and immediately called a meeting of the Chinese Politburo on July 31, where he reportedly ...

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang faces trouble over vaccine scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (李克強) might see his power curtailed by President Xi Jinping (習近平) due to the scandal over vaccines, reports said Tuesday. Public anger in Chi...

Vaccine scandal pierces Xi’s Chinese dream: Ming Pao

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China's most recent vaccine scandal, in which hundreds of thousands of faulty rabies vaccines for children has pierced Chinese President Xi Jinping's "Chinese...