House representative reaffirms US support for Taiwan's self-defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. House Representative Michael McCaul on Wednesday (July 24) reaffirmed the U.S.’ support for Taiwan to protect itself from Chinese coercion while urging the two ...

Taiwan wants to resume pork exports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the absence of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) for a year, Taiwan will apply to resume pork exports, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Saturday (June 29). From J...

China renews demand on Canada for Huawei executive's release

BEIJING (AP) — China has renewed a demand that Canada release a top executive of the tech giant Huawei a day after announcing a suspension of all imports of Canadian meat products in an apparent bid t...

China suspends Canadian meat imports amid Huawei dispute

TORONTO (AP) — China is suspending all meat imports from Canada amid their dispute over the Canadian detention of a top executive at the Chinese tech company Huawei. The Chinese Emba...

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China suspends imports from Canadian pork company

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say the country will halt imports from a Canadian pork company after food safety issues were detected in one batch. The Xinhua news agency reported...

Taiwan ready for free trade agreement with US: country's chief negotiator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The minister without portfolio and Taiwan’s chief trade negotiator, John Deng (鄧振中), expressed on Monday (June 10) his optimism about the country conducting talks ab...

AmCham White Paper: Time for Taiwan to focus on a trade agreement with the U.S.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the 2019 edition of its annual White Paper titled “A Time for Action,” the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Taipei called Wednesday (May 29) on the ...

U.S. pork containing ractopamine remains banned: Taiwan's COA

Despite a recent visit by an agricultural mission of the United States to Taiwan's Council of Agriculture (COA), pork containing ractopamine from that country remains banned, a COA official said T...

Taiwan imports most pork from Canada, U.S. is No.4 supplier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan imported most of its pork in 2018 from Canada, while insisting it will maintain a ban on the presence of the lean-meat agent ractopamine in pork despite pressure from the...

USDA wraps up trade mission to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wrapped up a trade mission to Taiwan on Thursday, April 25. On Wednesday, April 24, the head of the USDA’s delegation, K...

Taiwan's ban on American beef, pork a trade barrier: US report

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's restrictions on imports of pork and beef from the United States remain a major barrier to trade between the two sides, according to a recently released U.S. report that hi...

Carrefour Taiwan promotes a food transition on the way to 2022

Carrefour announced this year it wanted to serve as the leader in food transition, taking action on a worldwide basis. In Taipei Thursday, Carrefour Taiwan CEO Wang Chun-chao (王俊超) invited dozens o...

AIT head blames cross-strait impasse on China

TAIPEI (CNA) - The visiting chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) praised President Tsai Ing-wen Wednesday as a "pragmatic and reasonable leader" and said Beijing should take mo...

U.S. meat imports should not be precondition for better relations: Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The import of pork and beef from the United States should not be a precondition for the improvement of relations with Washington, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) sa...