Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Update: 2020-02-20 08:10 No. Country/Area Cases Deaths 1 Taiwan 24 1 2 China 74,546 2,115 3 Hong Kong 65 ...

Wuhan coronavirus could cause male infertility: Chinese study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As scientists race to unravel the mysteries of the Wuhan coronavirus in an effort to stem its spread, a Chinese study has found the disease could lead to male infertility....

85 percent of Japanese anxious about rising virus infections in country: Survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A national survey conducted by Japanese newspaper The Asahi Shimbun showed that more than 85 percent of Japanese are concerned about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) epide...

First batch of Taiwanese evacuees from Wuhan finish quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first batch of Taiwanese recently evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan completed their 14-day quarantine on Tuesday (Feb. 18) and is safe to return home. Out of...

Japanese economy sinks amid fears about coronavirus impact

The Japanese economy shrank at an annual pace of 6.3% last quarter as growth was battered by typhoons and crimped consumer spending. The seasonally adjusted economic data released Monday by the Cab...

Three Hong Kong men rob supermarket for toilet paper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three armed robbers reportedly stole 600 toilet rolls from a supermarket in Hong Kong on Monday morning (Feb. 17), after a wave of panic-buying due to the Wuhan coronaviru...

China civil rights activist arrested for suggesting Xi should resign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's civil rights activist Xu Zhiyong (許志永) was arrested Saturday (Feb. 15) in the Chinese city of Guangzhou after publishing an article on social media that highli...

'Facts will speak for themselves': WHO Director-General explains reasons to side with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attempted to debunk accusations of China's meddling in the organization during a press ...

German Institute Taipei praises Taiwan's coronavirus response

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The German Institute Taipei has praised the island nation for its battle against the Wuhan coronavirus, calling it a "role model" in its Facebook post Thursday (...

Filipino workers at I-Mei Foods Company in Taiwan ask their government to lift travel ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 400 Filipino workers of I-Mei Foods Company have petitioned the Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to lift the travel ban on Taiwan, reported Filipino media ou...

Chinese journalist missing after live streaming in Wuhan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chen Qiushi (陳秋實), a Chinese citizen journalist who published critical reports on the new coronavirus epidemic in Wuhan has reportedly gone missing since Feb. 6 — ca...

2 Russians flee virus quarantine, in dismay at hospitals

MOSCOW (AP) — One patient jumped out of a hospital window to escape her quarantine and another managed to break out by disabling an electronic lock. Two Russian women who were kept i...

Chinese SARS expert predicts coronavirus outbreak will end in April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Renowned Chinese pulmonologist Zhong Nanshan (鍾南山) said Tuesday (Feb. 11) that the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) epidemic will reach its peak at the end of the month and w...

Chinese company reproduces components of remdesivir in suspected violation of patent right

TAIPE (Taiwan News) — A Chinese biopharmaceutical company has successfully developed the active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) used for the formulation of the American antiviral drug remdesiv...

China's new virus cases fall again, deaths now exceed 1,100

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday reported another drop in the number of new cases of a viral infection and 97 more deaths, pushing the total dead past 1,100 even as the country remains largely closed...