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Taiwanese pineapples make it into Japan’s school lunches

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-grown pineapples have for the first time appeared on the menu of Japanese school lunch, which was lauded by the agricultural authorities as a recognition of the qua...

DPP lawmakers blast China's inclusion of Taiwan's Sun Moon Lake in 'sister lake' conference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party politicians (DPP) recently accused China of using Taiwan’s Sun Moon Lake for its unification agenda. On Tuesday (Jan. 4), China held ...

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...

Hong Kong imports of Taiwan pineapples surge 136-fold after China's ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although China banned Taiwanese pineapples in March, Hong Kong imports of the fruit soared 136-fold, surpassing Japan as the largest importer for the month. On Feb. 26,...

Former Japanese prime minister shows off box of Taiwan pineapples online

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo on Wednesday (April 28) showed support for Taiwanese pineapples by sharing a photo of himself with the fruit on Twitter. Follo...

Görlach Global: Who will hold Beijing in check?

When an earthquake struck Taiwan in February 2018, the Taiwanese government preferred to accept the help of former colonial power Japan over that of neighboring China. Whenever Beijing does not get w...

Japan’s Yamagata Prefecture imports 17 tons of Taiwanese pineapples

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 17 tons of pineapples ordered by enterprises in Japan’s Yamagata Prefecture were put into a container in Kaohsiung's Neimen District on Tuesday (April...

Japan’s 7-ELEVEN to sell Taiwanese pineapples

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese pineapples will soon be available at 7-ELEVEN convenience stores across Japan after a decision by the country’s top fruit distributor to buy 3,000 metric t...

Taiwan orders new cold chain rules after reports of blackened pineapples in Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A major Singaporean supermarket chain took Taiwanese pineapples off its shelves last week after consumers found that some had blackened cores, and similar problems were re...

Tsai Ing-wen welcomes help from World Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan businesses overseas should help strengthen cooperation between Taiwan and the rest of the world, but they are also welcome to return home and invest, President Tsai...

China rolls out agri investment incentives for Taiwan after pineapple ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Businesses are cautioned against falling for a list of Chinese incentives aimed at luring Taiwanese agricultural talent. Beijing on Wednesday (March 17) announced 22 ag...

Eastern Taiwan county exports pineapple custard apples to Dubai instead of China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a Chinese import ban on Taiwanese pineapples, Taitung County has decided to export pineapple custard apples to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) instead, r...

Japanese foodie band writes 'Taiwan Pineapple Song'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To show solidarity with Taiwan after China banned the import of Taiwanese pineapples last month, a Japanese foodie band has composed a song singing the praises of the trop...

Taiwan bursts with creative pineapple dishes after China ban

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's classic beef noodle soup has taken on a sweet and sour twist. Taipei chef Hung Ching Lung created a pineapple beef noodle soup at his eponymous restaurant C...

Taiwanese pineapples getting extensive media coverage in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese pineapples have made headlines in major Japanese newspapers over the last two weeks as China's import ban on the fruit remains a hot topic in the archipelago...