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World News: Taiwan
Taiwan | 31 January 2013
Farmers call on public to join protest in Taipei

Farming activists yesterday protested against the government’s plan to allow more imports of agricultural products from abroad — especially from China — and called on the public to join a rally in fro...


Taiwan | 31 January 2013
Research team produces first cloned miniature pigs

A Taiwanese research team has produced the world’s first cloned miniature pigs, as well as improving a method used to clone animals, which only requires about one-third the manpower and one-sixth the ...


Taiwan | 28 August 2012
Typhoon causes damage in southern Taiwan

Total agricultural losses from Typhoon Tembin, which brought heavy rainfall to parts of eastern and southern Taiwan, had reached NT$196.87 million (US$6.57 million) as of Monday, according to the Coun...


Taiwan | 26 June 2012
Agricultural losses from recent rains top US$32 million

Taiwan - The agricultural damage caused by the recent torrential rains had reached NT$976.63 million (US$32.56 million) as of Monday morning, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said its latest update. ...


Taiwan | 22 June 2012
Vegetable prices surge as agricultural losses continue rising

Wholesale prices of leafy vegetables in Taipei rose 64 percent Friday from levels before the recent period of heavy rain and Tropical Storm Talim, as countrywide agricultural losses continued to incre...


Taiwan | 19 June 2012
Agricultural losses due to heavy rain reach NT$548 million

Taipei, June 18 (CNA) Heavy rain around Taiwan in June has caused agricultural losses totaling NT$548 million (US$18.34 million) as of Monday, according to the latest statistics released by the Cabine...


Taiwan | 11 May 2012
Chicken deaths 'not a cause for alarm'

More than 3,000 chickens have died at a farm near Yunlin since Monday, but the county’s agricultural department said the birds had not entered the market and there was no need for alarm.


Taiwan | 2 April 2012
Taiwan pig farmers expect bankruptcy

Despite assurances of support from the government, the country’s pig farmers, worrying that pork prices might remain low until mid-2013...


Taiwan | 19 March 2012
Taiwan looks to agriculture niche

For 26-year-old Japanese Shinnichi Kawasumi, transplanting rice seedlings in a rice paddy in northeastern Taiwan was a unique experience because it brought back childhood memories.


Taiwan | 9 March 2012
Thousands of farmers protest US beef

Angry over the government’s plan to conditionally lift an import ban on US beef containing ractopamine residues, thousands of pig farmers converged...


Taiwan | 17 September 2011
Taiwan to send agriculture delegation to US

A Taiwanese delegation will depart for the United States next Monday to purchase U.S. agricultural products, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Friday.


Taiwan | 16 July 2011
Farmers in building-curb fight

A group of farmers and real estate developers staged a public demonstration in Taipei yesterday to protest the government plan of restricting the construction of farmhouses...


Taiwan | 20 June 2011
Haikou agriculture to invest 150m in securities

Haikou Agriculture and Industry and Trade and its controlling subsidiary will use 150 million yuan to invest in securities with idle funds...


Taiwan | 24 March 2011
FMD breaks out in offshore Taiwan county

More than 900 pigs have been culled in the offshore county of Penghu...


Taiwan | 23 March 2011
Taiwan to help Japan buy agriculture products

The Council of Agriculture said Tuesday it would help traders in Japan buy Taiwan-grown produce...


Taiwan | 22 March 2011
H5N2 bird flu reported in Taiwan

An outbreak of low-pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza is unfolding at a chicken farm in Sikou township...


Taiwan | 17 February 2011
Losses from cold weather exceed $225m

Taiwan’s agricultural sector has suffered losses of roughly NT$227.6 million (US$7.7 million) over the past month...


Taiwan | 3 January 2011
Agricultural technology show kicks off

A mammoth agricultural technology exhibition commenced Dec. 31 in Taipei, showcasing 192 industry innovations as part of the nation’s centennial celebration.


Taiwan | 31 December 2010
Taiwanese fishing vessel feared hijacked

A Taiwanese fishing boat was feared to have been hijacked by Somali pirates in waters near Madagascar...


Taiwan | 30 December 2010
Farm produce exports up 23.6%

Taiwan’s agricultural exports have grown substantially this year thanks to the global economic recovery, the Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture (COA) said Thursday.


Taiwan | 24 December 2010
Taiwan donates $600m to support fisheries

The region of Central America has received USD 641 million from the Republic of China (Taiwan)...


Taiwan | 12 December 2010
Taiwanese agricultural assistance bears fruit in Vietnam

An agricultural assistance project launched by a private Taiwanese group in southern Vietnam in 2007 has begun to bear fruit, drawing praise from a former prime minister of the Southeast Asian country...


Taiwan | 9 December 2010
Mad-cow disease may have killed Taiwanese man

A Taiwanese man, who spent eight years studying in the United Kingdom before returning home, died in May this year from what appeared to be mad-cow disease, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said ...


Taiwan | 1 December 2010
Taiwan's curbs on US beef could complicate trade

The visiting chairman of the board of trustees of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), Raymond Burghardt, yesterday expressed concern over Taiwan’s restrictions on the imports of certain U.S ...