Taiwan scraps age restrictions on US beef imports, allows US pork containing ractopamine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) announced Friday (Aug. 28) that the country would be dropping import restrictions on U.S. beef from cattle over 30 months old and on...

EU hails draft deal to boost US beef imports

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission says it's reached an agreement with the United States to allow more hormone-free U.S. beef onto the European market. The commission said Frida...

Perdue barbecues to sell Japanese on buying more US beef

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has picked up his barbeque tongs to convey his message to Japan: Buy more American beef. Perdue said Monday that as a top consume...

More US beef being recalled over salmonella fears

NEW YORK (AP) — More U.S. beef is being recalled because it may be contaminated with salmonella. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a unit of Brazil's JBS is now recalling a tot...

Taiwan’s real food scandal – US imports

Brexit continues to dominate the headlines in the U.K. with plenty of attention now turning to the country’s place in the world once it has left the European Union in 2019. It is at that poin...

Japan slaps emergency tariffs on imports of frozen US beef

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is slapping emergency tariffs of 50 percent on imports of frozen U.S. beef after shipments surged. Finance Minister Taro Aso announced the move Friday, saying he w...

Taiwan won’t ban US beef despite 5th mad cow case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed on Wednesday that it will not ban beef coming from the US as it does not pose threat to human health. The FD...

China a step closer to resuming US beef imports

WASHINGTON (AP) — China is a step closer to allowing imports of U.S. beef for the first time in almost 14 years. The United States and China have agreed on final details of a deal to...

Taiwan Headline News

The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Saturday are as follows: @United Daily News: Killer of 'Little Light Bulbs' dodges death penalty. @China Times: Killer of 'Little Light Bu...

Roll Bring on 2017! Enjoy the Splendid Christmas and New Year’s Eve at Grand Hyatt Taipei

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (6 Dec 2016) - With less than one month to go until Christmas, the hotel celebrated its annual charity Christmas lighting ceremony on 1 December with its first outdoor Christmas tree pr...

New Cabinet sets 4 conditions for US pork imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The next government will establish preconditions regarding food safety before considering the import of pork from the United States, spokesman-designate Tung Chen-yuan said Frid...

Reform needs patience

The impact of the January 16 political earthquake is still letting itself be felt, with the replacement of the premier and the confusion surrounding the Kuomintang’s choice of a new chairperson who wi...

KMT marches a week ahead of election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Saturday, a week before election day, thousands of supporters of the Kuomintang took part in parades through Taipei in support of presidential candidate Eric Liluan Chu. Th...

DPP sues KMT over pork allegations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Democratic Progressive Party’s Changhua County office sued the Kuomintang Wednesday after banners appeared in the streets claiming that opposition presidential candidate Tsa...

Candidates battle over US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The three presidential candidates traded barbs and accusations about the eventual import of pork with ractopamine residue from the United States during their final debate Saturd...