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Investor pushes McDonald's to change the way it buys pork

CHICAGO (AP) — An activist investor is trying to make McDonald's change the way it buys pork for its bacon cheeseburgers and sausage patties. Investor Carl Icahn h...

Giving thanks for the past year in Taiwan and best wishes for the new year

Global problems persist… As we enter a new year, it is easy to be grim about the future. The continuing COVID-19 plague, ongoing PRC belligerence toward Taiwan and others, the Russian threat...

Taiwan's main opposition party eyes international pivot amid domestic setback

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) is in the midst of an international pivot as it prepares to reestablish an official presence in Washington to spread a counter-narrative to that of Pr...

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...

Taiwan needs a capitalist party

Taiwanese voters declined in a referendum to ban a gross-sounding pork additive in a move that will supposedly maintain good trade relations with America. They also rejected other ballot measures, inc...

Taiwan's referendums steeped in irony

Since the early 1990s, there has been one clear distinction between the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP): The KMT views Taiwan as part of China, and the DPP d...

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'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...

Top Asian News 8:14 a.m. GMT

Asia Today: Cases in Japan hit record amid holiday travel TOKYO (AP) — The daily tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Japan hit a record for the fourth day at 2,508, the Health Ministry said ...

Taiwan sending deputy trade rep for US TIFA talks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has tapped Deputy Trade Representative Yang Jen-ni (楊珍妮) to head the resumption of trade talks with the U.S. under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIF...

Taiwan and US will resume TIFA trade talks on June 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a five-year hiatus, Taiwan and the United States will resume trade talks under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) on June 30, the American Institute...

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...

9 favorite Lunar New Year dishes in Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — There are lots of traditions being followed across Taiwan this Lunar New Year, but perhaps the most popular and important of those is feasting. This is the festival ...

China’s new ban on Taiwan pork has actually been in place since 2014

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Executive Yuan Secretary-General Li Meng-yen (李孟諺) on Thursday (Jan. 28) criticized China's Taiwan Affairs Office’s announcement that it was banning Taiwa...