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China creates Taiwan's 'democracy fish'

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Remember the economic boom times brought on by former President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) 633 promises? The 6% annual GDP growth, per capita gross domestic product of N...

China halts seafood imports from Taiwanese firm as trade spat grows

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Taiwan Affairs Office Spokesperson Ma Xiaoguang (馬曉光) on Wednesday (June 15) defended the decision to halt aquatic imports from a Taiwanese business in an es...

Taiwan's agricultural losses from cold weather hit US$5.7 million in February

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Agricultural losses around the country in the wake of February’s cool, rainy weather totaled NT$159.97 million (US$5.7 million). Mangoes, strawberries, and pears ...

Taiwan bans frozen sugar apples from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has extended a ban on the import of fresh sugar apples from China to cover the fruit in frozen form, reports said Tuesday (Jan. 18). China slapped a ban on pinea...

China slaps import ban on live grouper fish from 2 Taiwan farms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has stopped importing live grouper fish from two farms in Taiwan after excessive levels of banned drugs were found inside the animals, reports said Friday (Dec. 7). ...

Taiwan fresh fruit exports to China have dropped by half

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following bans and new regulations by Beijing, fresh fruit exports from Taiwan to China have fallen by half, and could drop further, Council of Agriculture Minister Chen C...

Taiwan to take China fruit ban to WTO in mid-October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will take China’s import ban on three types of Taiwan fruit to the World Trade Organization (WTO) for a ruling in mid-October, the Council of Agriculture (COA...

Taiwan pitches ‘luxury fruit’ in Japan in wake of China’s ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan promoted its sugar apples at an event in Japan on Friday (Sept. 24) following the recent Chinese ban of the fruit. China hit Taiwan’s agricultural sector w...

Taiwan makes 9 failed requests to negotiate China’s fruit ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has ignored nine attempts by Taiwan to resolve the dispute over its arbitrary import ban on Taiwan’s fruits, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said on Thursda...

Switzerland planning on importing Taiwanese wax apples to counter China ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to help counter a Chinese ban on Taiwanese wax apples, the Swiss Taiwan Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday (Sept. 22) pledged to help import the fruits into the cen...

Taiwan fruit exports to markets outside China rise by 137%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While China was slapping bans on Taiwanese fruits, ranging from pineapples to wax apples and custard apples, fruit exports to other markets surged by 137% during the first...

Japanese eager to import Taiwanese custard, wax apples after China ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese consumers, who rarely if ever have eaten Taiwan-grown custard apples and wax apples, are eager to try the fruits now that China has banned them. On Sunday (Sep...

Mainland Affairs Council blasts China's ban on Taiwan wax, sugar apples

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Sunday (Sept. 19) expressed strong dissatisfaction with China’s decision to stop importing Taiwanese sugar and wax a...

Taiwan's FM condemns 'hostile' fruit import ban from China

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan's foreign minister said Sunday that a new tropical fruit import ban by China was a “hostile move”, amid souring relations between the two governments. Chinese c...

China to halt shipments of sugar apples, wax apples from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The General Administration of Customs of China issued a notice on Sunday (Sept. 19) stating that it will stop all imports of sugar apples and wax apples from Taiwan after ...