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S. Korean prosecutors grant ex-president temporary release

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors granted ex-President Lee Myung-bak a three-month release from prison over health concerns Tuesday after he served less than three years of a 17-year ...

First Taiwan-US Initiative meeting set for June 27 in Washington

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Minister-Without-Portfolio John Deng (鄧振中) said the first U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade meeting will be held on June 27 in Washington, D.C., followin...

US and Taiwan should sign an FTA: Heritage Foundation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American think tank has recommended Taiwan and the U.S. sign a free trade agreement (FTA) as the next step in their evolving economic relationship. The Heritage Foun...

This Week: Tyson Foods, Walmart, Victoria's Secret earnings

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: Tyson Foods Tyson Foods reports its fourth-quarter results Monday. The Arkansa...

Unhappy with prices, ranchers look to build own meat plants

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Like other ranchers across the country, Rusty Kemp for years grumbled about rock-bottom prices paid for the cattle he raised in central Nebraska, even as the cost of beef at gr...

New US rules to protect animal farmers expected soon

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Biden administration plans to issue a new rule to protect the rights of farmers who raise cows, chickens and hogs against the country's largest meat processors as part of a plan...

Taiwanese express tremendous thanks to US for donation of 2.5 million Moderna doses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese have expressed tremendous thanks to the U.S. for its donation of 2.5 million doses of Moderna vaccines to their country. The thanks came in the form of an ex...

Taiwan intercepts US beef with excessive levels of ractopamine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the first time in three years, beef from the United States containing excessive levels of ractopamine was found during a customs inspection, the Food and Drug Administ...

Tyson raising pay to keep up as US chicken demand soars

Tyson Foods says it’s raising wages to combat absenteeism and worker turnover at its plants as U.S. demand for chicken soars. The Springdale, Arkansas-based company, which processes ...

Taiwan finds excess ractopamine level in US beef

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Inspectors in Taichung City on Friday (April 16) found the maximum allowed level of ractopamine in beef from the United States on sale at a supermarket. Following an en...

USTR's Tai highlights China, climate in talks with Japan, France, others

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai spoke on Tuesday with top officials in Japan, South Korea, Mexico, and France about shared interests ranging from concerns about China’s trading practices...

Japan raises tariffs on US beef after hitting import limit

TOKYO (AP) — Imported American beef in Japan has proved so popular it's topped the annual limits called “safeguards,” and the U.S. Meat Export Federation on Thursday urged Tokyo to raise the threshold...

Minister without portfolio named new Cabinet spokesman

The Executive Yuan on Thursday named Minister without Portfolio Lo Ping-cheng (羅秉成) as the new Cabinet spokesman, three months after his predecessor resigned over a false comment he made that an award...

US looks to boost Taiwan economic ties after it lifts import barriers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. applauded Taiwan’s decision to further open its market and allow the import of American beef and pork products, which took effect on Friday (Jan. 1) despite...

Taiwan's DPP legislative caucus suspends 3 for ractopamine vote abstentions

The legislative caucus of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Wednesday (Dec. 30) voted to fine and suspend three lawmakers who defied the party last week by abstaining on a series of vot...