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US congress members support closer Taiwan trade ties after failed pork referendum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. members of Congress on Tuesday (Dec. 22) voiced support for closer trade ties with Taiwan following a failed referendum to ban U.S. pork containing ractopamine residu...

Consumers’ Foundation urges ractopamine labeling for Taiwan’s meat imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Consumers' Foundation is calling for mandatory ractopamine labeling for all meat imports after the rejection of a controversial referendum proposal on pork laden w...

Taiwan's DPP seeking to drum up enthusiasm ahead of 4-vote referendum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese will vote to either accept or reject four political proposals on Saturday (Dec. 18), with Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation (TPOF) indicating unaffiliated vote...

US-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue to avoid topic of pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The second U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue (EPPD), which will take place on Tuesday (Nov. 23), will not cover issues related to American pork imports ...

KMT politicians cosplay as 'Squid Game' characters ahead of four referendums

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an attempt to capitalize on the “Squid Game” craze to promote its policy agenda ahead of the four referendums to be held on Dec. 18, members of the Kuominta...

Taiwan lawmakers brawl as opposition assails COVID-19 policy

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's legislature descended into a rowdy brawl after opposition lawmakers interrupted a policy address and rushed the podium Tuesday. Opposition lawmakers pu...

Taiwan premier says KMT chairman hypocritical on relations with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Tuesday (Sept. 28) said KMT Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) is being hypocritical by claiming to be eager to maintain a close friendship wit...

Taiwan's DPP assures public US pork imports safe for consumption

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said on Saturday (Aug. 28) that Taiwan’s food safety has not been impacted by American pork imports that began on January 1, 2...

US warns Taiwan's TSMC not solution to China threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Deputy Director Raymond Greene said that Taiwan should not rely on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) for protection. Gree...

Four Taiwan referendums get green light for August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Referendums on pork imports, reef protection, and referendum scheduling were approved by Taiwan’s Central Election Commission (CEC) on Friday (May 14). Each refer...

US concerned over Taiwan’s mandatory origin labeling for pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has expressed concern over Taiwan’s policy to require country of origin labeling (COOL) for pork products amid the...

Trade talks with US to resume this year: Taiwan's foreign minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new round of talks between Taiwan and the United States under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) will likely take place this year, though the exact date...

Ractopamine spells trouble for DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's "ractopamine pig" issue "has triggered a political storm," according to a South China Morning Post story on Friday (Jan. 12). The issue...

No ractopamine found in first batch of American pork imports to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — No ractopamine has been detected in the first batch of American pork imports since the relaxation of such imports took effect on New Year’s Day. Between Jan. 1 an...

Map for eateries using Taiwanese pork goes live

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An online map indicating certified restaurants serving pork produced in Taiwan has been made available as the country grapples with undiminished public concern about the s...