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Taiwan opposition parties regret approval to lift ractopamine ban

Taiwan's three opposition parties on Thursday (Dec. 24) expressed regret over the approval of a slew of administrative directives made by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-controlled legislat...

Brexit: EU, UK clinch trade and security deal

After months of wrangling, the United Kingdom and the European Union have agreed to a post-Brexit trade deal, sealing the UK's exit from the bloc, UK government sources said on Thursday. "A ...

Taiwan's US envoy hopes for bilateral double taxation avoidance agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s representative to the U.S. Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) said Wednesday (Dec. 16) that if Taipei and Washington D.C. can negotiate an agreement to avoid double taxati...

Taiwan says hopes to cut trade surplus after U.S. currency move

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan hopes to cut its trade surplus with the United States to address U.S. concerns about the Taiwan dollar’s exchange rate, the island’s central bank said on Thursday...

Taiwan president delivers speech to US think tank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday (Dec. 10) spoke via videoconference at the invitation of the Washington-based think tank the Hudson Institute, saying Taiwan conti...

UK: Lords vote to bar trade deals with genocidal countries

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s House of Lords has voted to back proposals aimed at preventing the U.K. from making trade deals with any country deemed by the British High Court to be committing genocide. ...

Taiwan's minister of economic affairs responds to Biden's refusal to sign any trade agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s refusal to sign any trade agreements in the short-term, Taiwan’s Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hua (王美花...

Tsai shoring up support for Taiwan ahead of US change of guard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is wooing influential think tanks affiliated with both major American parties while many in her country worry President-elect Joe Biden will p...

Taiwan says trade deal would show US support in face of China pressure

TAIPEI (Reuters) - A bilateral trade deal between Taiwan and the United States would reinforce U.S. support for the democratic island in the face of “unrelenting intimidation” from China, ...

Taiwan president awarded International Pioneer Award

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) was awarded the International Pioneer Award by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the largest organization of state legislators...

80 Taiwanese pork importers vow to reject products containing ractopamine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 80 pork importers in Taiwan on Thursday (Dec. 3) vowed they will not order ractopamine-laden products in a move to address public fears about the feed additive. Re...

Seafood company boosts Taiwan's ties with Honduras

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A container of white shrimp imported from the Central American country of Honduras was opened Wednesday (Dec. 2) at Fuguo Freezing Co. (福國冷凍股份有限公司) in Yilan County's W...

Taiwan calls on Australia to help stop China's expansion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) has called on Canberra to stand up against Chinese expansionism after Beijing increased economic pressure on Australia. Ac...

Congressional panel proposes upgrading US envoy to Taiwan to ambassador level

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. congressional panel on Tuesday (Dec. 1) called for the status of the director of the de facto U.S. embassy in Taiwan to be upgraded to a level on par with an ambass...

Lawmakers throw pig guts, punches on Taiwan parliament floor

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Lawmakers in Taiwan got into a fist fight and threw pig guts at each other Friday over a soon-to-be enacted policy that would allow imports of U.S. pork and beef. ...