KMT resolutions on Taiwan-US ties nothing but political theater

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan on Tuesday (Oct. 6) passed two resolutions proposed by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) related to Taiwan-U.S. relations; unfortunately, both are m...

Taiwan unveils pork logo ahead of US imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Council of Agriculture (COA) announced on Tuesday that a Taiwan pork logo has been selected from more than 2,000 design entries. The logo has a green background, a ...

Survey finds 63% of Taiwanese oppose relaxing restrictions on US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new survey has found that a majority Taiwanese do not support the Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) administration’s move to allow the import of American pork over food safety co...

Taiwan legislators to review ractopamine pork imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The ruling and opposition camps in the Legislative Yuan on Friday (Sept. 25) agreed to have five committees review the decision to end the import ban on American pork cont...

Few leaders 'have had better 2020' than Taiwan's president: Bloomberg

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. news agency Bloomberg on Monday (Sept. 21) lauded Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) as having had the best 2020 among the world's leaders but said this is of...

Scientific American under fire for promoting Taiwan's new policy for US pork imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An ad published by Taiwan's Council of Agriculture (COA) on a Facebook page for the magazine Scientific American has sparked controversy for allegedly making unproven ...

Taiwan's former KMT chair notes benefits of importing US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Kuomintang Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) said Friday (Sept. 18) if a free trade agreement can be signed with the United States, he and other KMT members would be willing ...

Taiwan premier defends US pork imports as key to global trade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a special address to the Legislative Yuan Friday (Sept. 18), Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) defended the government’s decision to end an import ban on pork containi...

China says will make 'necessary response' to U.S. official's Taiwan visit

China will make a “necessary response” to a visit by U.S. Undersecretary for Economic Affairs Keith Krach to Chinese-claimed Taiwan, and has lodged a complaint with Washington, the foreign...

AmCham Taipei, US-Taiwan Business Council form coalition to boost BTA efforts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Taipei and the U.S.-Taiwan Business Council (USTBC) have formed a coalition to promote efforts toward signing a Bilateral Trad...

DPP legislator supports Taiwan opposition’s referendum on US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Hsu Chih-chieh (許智傑) said Monday (Sept. 14) that he will support the opposition Kuomintang's (KMT) referendum on U.S. por...

New Taipei City mayor defends referendum on US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) on Sunday (Sept. 13) said that a referendum on imported U.S. pork is a normal way for the public to voice its opinion on the issue a...

Taiwan opposition party denies declining to meet with US officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's main opposition party, the Kuomintang party (KMT), has reportedly declined to meet with officials from the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) as the party agg...

Pollster dissects Tsai’s decision to open Taiwan to US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a press conference on Aug. 28, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) announced the new policy of opening the Taiwanese market to U.S. pork containing ractopamine, an additive th...

Kuomintang launches referendum over US pork imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) on Sunday (Sept. 6) announced that he has officially launched a referendum on the import of U.S. pork containing ractopamine,...