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China suspends horse mackerel imports from Taiwan after COVID test

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is suspending horse mackerel imports from one firm in Taiwan for a week after its packaging tested positive for COVID-19, reports said Thursday (June 23). The mea...

Taiwan bars local governments from banning import of Fukushima food

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Plans by five local governments to ban the sale of food from five regions of Japan affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster are unconstitutional, the central govern...

Taiwan to relax mask rules, allow eating on trains on March 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Feb. 24) announced that regulations on masks and eating on public transport will be eased on March 1. During a p...

Japan asks to revive Economic Partnership Committee with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan wants to hold a new meeting of the Economic Partnership Committee (EPC) with Taiwan for the first time in eight years, reports said Friday (Feb. 18). The move was...

Taiwan’s Taichung to add radiation detectors following proposed removal of Fukushima food ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taichung City Government is procuring additional equipment for radiation detection among other measures in the wake of Taiwan's proposed lifting of import restrict...

President Tsai insists Taiwan will not import nuclear food from Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to new safeguards, Taiwan will not see contaminated food from Japan entering the country, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) insisted Tuesday (Feb. 8), just hours after her ...

Taiwan ends Fukushima food import ban after 11 years

Taiwan announced on Tuesday that it will lift the ban on imported food from prefectures around the Japanese city of Fukushima that were put in place after the 2011 nuclear power plant disaster. The P...

Sashimi in Taipei allegedly from area affected by Japanese nuclear disaster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Councilor Chung Pei-chun (鍾沛君) of the Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday (Jan. 26) panned the government for failing to enforce a ban on Japanese foods amid food sa...

Taiwan bans food on public transport, limits religious activities during LNY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a rapid expansion of local COVID-19 infections, the government announced Saturday (Jan. 22) it was banning eating on public transportation and limiting religious even...

Taiwan's trade chief says no timetable for talks with Japan on Fukushima food ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will have to face the issue of its ban on some Japanese food imports following the referendum defeat of a proposed ban on ractopamine-laden pork, but no timetable h...

Japanese envoy to Taiwan vouches for safety of Fukushima foods

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's chief representative in Taiwan urged the country Wednesday (March 10) to remove import restrictions on foods from Japanese regions hit by the Fukushima Daiichi...

Taiwan to lift eating ban on HSR trains March 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Feb. 22) announced that all of its epidemic prevention regulations would remain in place in March, with the exception...

Taiwan to consider lifting some COVID prevention measures after February

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Some coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention measures, including the ban on eating on high-speed rail trains, are likely to be relaxed after Feb. 28, but most restrictions shoul...

Taiwan to ban eating on trains starting Feb. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a fresh outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus cases in northern Taiwan, the government on Friday (Jan. 29) announced an eating and drinking ban on Taiwan High-Speed...

Taiwan to ban eating, drinking on trains amid COVID outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Eating and drinking will be banned on Taiwan Railways Administration and Taiwan High Speed Rail trains in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus during the Lunar N...