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WTO to review China's ban on Taiwanese fruit imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan New) — World Trade Organization (WTO) Communications Officer Fernando Puchol confirmed that Taiwan’s specific trade concern (STC) regarding China’s suspension of Taiwa...

Taiwan to carry out drone test flights off east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) has announced it will carry out drone flight tests off Taiwan’s east coast next week. NCSIST ...

Council of Agriculture relaxes eating ban on Taiwan recreational fishing vessels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Council of Agriculture’s Fisheries Department has decided to relax the eating ban for recreational fishing vessels. In principle, food and drink are still pro...

Taiwan fresh fruit exports to China have dropped by half

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following bans and new regulations by Beijing, fresh fruit exports from Taiwan to China have fallen by half, and could drop further, Council of Agriculture Minister Chen C...

Taiwanese man dies after pitbull attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Hsinchu County man died on Sunday (Oct. 10) due to massive blood loss after being attacked by a pitbull, CNA reported. The Hsinchu County Fire Bureau received reports...

Panelists assess Taiwan's New Southbound Policy at Yushan Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A panel of international leaders and experts on Friday (Oct. 8) shared their perspectives on increasing Taiwan’s presence in the Indo-Pacific via the country’s...

Taiwan to announce loosening of outdoor mask rules on Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (Oct. 3) will announce details on a loosening of outdoor mask rules. During a press conference on Friday (...

Taiwan to take China fruit ban to WTO in mid-October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will take China’s import ban on three types of Taiwan fruit to the World Trade Organization (WTO) for a ruling in mid-October, the Council of Agriculture (COA...

Taiwan-built fishing training ship to be completed in 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Work officially started Wednesday (Sept. 29) on the first-ever Taiwan-built fishing training ship conforming to international standards, with the project scheduled to be c...

Taiwan to add NT$50 billion in agricultural exports if CPTPP bid successful

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan can expect to add NT$50 billion (US$1.8 billion) worth of agricultural exports if allowed to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Part...

Taiwan seeks to cushion agricultural sector from potential CPTPP impact

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Producers of 20 types of agricultural products from Taiwan may have to brace for a hit if the country joins the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific P...

Taiwan makes 9 failed requests to negotiate China’s fruit ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has ignored nine attempts by Taiwan to resolve the dispute over its arbitrary import ban on Taiwan’s fruits, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said on Thursda...

Rescued leopard cat cub nearly adopted as pet in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A person surnamed Wu (吳) in Nantou City that rescued a “kitten” from drowning found out the animal is actually a leopard cat cub just before adopting it, UDN r...

Taiwan fruit exports to markets outside China rise by 137%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While China was slapping bans on Taiwanese fruits, ranging from pineapples to wax apples and custard apples, fruit exports to other markets surged by 137% during the first...

Japanese eager to import Taiwanese custard, wax apples after China ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese consumers, who rarely if ever have eaten Taiwan-grown custard apples and wax apples, are eager to try the fruits now that China has banned them. On Sunday (Sep...