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In the News (Taiwan): Tariff cuts have no great appeal for tea farmers

In the News (Taiwan): Tariff cuts have no great appeal for tea farmers

A Taiwan-China trade pact that took effect Sunday to pave the way for tariff cuts from next year has not cheered Taiwanese tea farmers, who are more concerned about the rising imports of pesticide-contaminated tea from China into Taiwan. Although China is Taiwan’s largest tea […]

In the News: Historic Taiwan-China trade deal takes effect

In the News: Historic Taiwan-China trade deal takes effect

A trade pact between China and Taiwan, widely seen as the most significant agreement since civil war divided them in 1949, has come into effect. The Economic Co-operation Framework Agreement (ECFA) cuts tariffs on 539 Taiwanese exports to China and 267 Chinese products entering Taiwan. […]

In the News (Taiwan): Taichung politicians push for local fruit to be part of trade deal

In the News (Taiwan): Taichung politicians push for local fruit to be part of trade deal

Aug. 28 (CNA) Local opinion leaders from central Taiwan’s Taichung area called Saturday for locally grown fruit to be among the items received preferential tariff treatment from China while meeting a visiting Chinese official. Legislator Yen Chin-piao and Taichung County Council Speaker Chang Ching-tang issued […]

In the News: Magazine digest — Award-winning farmer maintains guava ‘museum’

In the News: Magazine digest — Award-winning farmer maintains guava ‘museum’

Chiang Tsai-lang’s dedication to growing guavas for more than 40 years has seen him create a wealth of varieties, making his 4,850-square-meter farm in central Taiwan a “museum of guava” and a must-see attraction for anyone interested in his unique growing and cultivation techniques. In […]

In the News: China steals Taiwan’s agriculture

In the News: China steals Taiwan’s agriculture

The signing of the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) this summer has opened the door for Taiwan’s agricultural and fishery exports and energized the government. At the same time, however, the Chinese government is setting up “innovation parks for Taiwanese farmers” and “experimental areas for […]



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