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American Institute in Taiwan dismisses safety concerns over US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the opposition in Taiwan to U.S. pork imports containing the leanness-enhancing drug ractopamine, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) on Monday (Dec. 21)...

More than 60% of Taiwanese satisfied with President Tsai's performance: DPP Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 60 percent of Taiwanese are satisfied with President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) performance this year, according to a recent survey published by the Democratic P...

Health ministry's probe of anti-ractopamine doctor draws pushback

A recent decision by the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) to report clinical psychiatrist Su Wei-shuo (蘇偉碩) to the police over what the ministry said are "false rumors" about ractopamin...

Taichung mayor chews out AIT director over US pork imports to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mayor of Taichung caused a diplomatic incident on Wednesday (Dec. 16) when she publicly lectured the de facto American ambassador to Taiwan over U.S. pork imports cont...

Taiwanese doctor could face prison time for spreading rumors about ractopamine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Clinical psychiatrist Su Wei-shuo (蘇偉碩) is facing a possible prison term of up to three years for making erroneous comments about pork imports containing ractopamine. T...

Taiwan cannot legally require ractopamine-free labels for pork: Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister without portfolio John Deng (鄧振中) said Monday (Dec. 14) that Taiwan would have to present scientific evidence proving the health risk of ractopamine before it leg...

DPP legislator rejects ex-president's criticism of ruling party's US ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to former President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) comment about the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) "sucking up" to the U.S., DPP Legislator Luo Chi-...

I-Mei CEO urges standards on residue levels amid Taiwan's ractopamine controversy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — I-Mei Foods Co. CEO Luis Ko (高志明) called for better regulation of ractopamine residues in products as he shared his decades of experience in promoting food safety in Taiwa...

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...

Importers to add ractopamine-free labels for pork

Representatives of nearly 70 companies in Taiwan that import pork issued a joint statement Thursday to highlight their unified stance against importing pork containing the livestock drug ractopamine a...

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...

Taiwanese man self immolates to protest closure of pro-China CTi News

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An elderly man suffered third-degree burns on 36 percent of his body on Wednesday evening (Dec. 2) after he set himself on fire in an apparent protest of the closure of pr...

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...

Carrefour Taiwan rebuts DPP politician’s claim about ractopamine-laden beef

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Carrefour Taiwan on Monday (Nov. 30) refuted a politician's claim that one of its beef products contains ractopamine, a feed additive that has become a bone of content...