Rumors of Taiwan pineapple embargo in China squashed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fruit traders from Taiwan and China are dispelling recent rumors that China suddenly stopped importing Taiwan pineapples. China's customs website and Xiamen's c...

Highlights at Taipei Expo Farmers Market for the rest of April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taipei Expo Farmers Market will be rolling out a series of events for the rest of April. The weekend of April 21-22 is the Yilan Organic Produce Weekend, and there will also b...

Ghoulish gaffe: Philippine mall hangs ghost money for Lunar New Year decoration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Philippine mall has issued an apology after a photo surfaced of joss paper (金紙) being used for Lunar New Year decorations for a bazaar inside its grounds. On Lunar New Ye...

Spain, Portugal seize cocaine hidden in shipped pineapples

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Spanish and Portuguese police say a joint operation resulted in the seizure of 745 kilograms (1,642 pounds) of cocaine, much of it allegedly concealed inside pineapples shipped...

Colombia rebels trade combat for cameras with new TV network

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — In a tiny bathroom, Marilu Ramirez prepares for her segment in a production studio by brushing her long black hair and covering her lashes in another coat of mascara, small lux...

Taiwan, El Salvador to expand free trade with four more FTA-related resolutions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan and El Salvador will expand their trading business having signed four more resolutions following the second annual Free Trade Agreement (FTA) meeting between Taiwan...

Nice pineapples: 'Apple-Pen' singer marries swimsuit model

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Youtube-viral Japanese star Piko Taro, the man who penned the hit song "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen," announced his fruitful marriage to the apple of his eye, Hitomi ...

Pineapples from Thailand found laced with kidney-damaging chemical

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After receiving a complaint from a consumer about a packaged pineapple product imported from Thailand having an unnaturally sweet taste and strange texture, the Taipei Departme...

Getting to know Taiwan's favorite fruit hybrid: the atemoya

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A little bit crab apple, a little bit cherimoya, the ambitious atemoya hopes for soft power prowess and export success. When the atemoya (鳳梨釋迦) was first exported fro...

Colorful Pineapple Festival in Southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Maolin National Scenic Area Administration launched a Colorful pineapple festival, capping the pineapple with different colors of sun proof fabric and turns the farm into color...

Images of Taiwanese magazine circa 1931

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- American Reddit user Jonathan F., 28, on Monday posted images of vintage magazine pages from 1931 which provided a fascinating glimpse into Taiwan in the 1930s. The magazin...

China's appetite for Taiwan pineapples grows

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Pingtung golden diamond pineapples have become a hot commodity in China, and the increased demand for the fruit has led to an increase in domestic production. The impact of ...

The Latest: Japanese leader attends Pearl Harbor events

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Hawaii (all times local): 2 a.m. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has shar...

Comedian Pikotaro astonished by viral success of 'PPAP' song

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese comedian behind the viral hit "PPAP" is astonished by the global success of his "pen-pineapple-apple-pen" song. Dressed in his trademark yellow outfit with ...

Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA:KOREAS-TENSIONS -- North Korea marks its "Military First" holiday with mass dancing, outdoor concerts and boasts of a successful -- and potentially game-changing -- submarine-launched ballistic m...