18 Feb '11, 11am

Taiwan rejects US warning on beef restrictions - Channel NewsAsia

Taiwan rejects US warning on beef restrictions - Channel NewsAsia

TAIPEI : Taiwan said Friday it will not give up restrictions it imposes on imported beef, after a warning by US lawmakers that the issue could cripple free trade talks. Taiwan pulled shipments of US beef from store shelves last month after they were found to contain a drug, Paylean, used to promote leanness in animals raised for meat. "The restrictions are in place in accordance with the laws to protect public health and they are not aimed at the US. We will continue to enforce the regulations," said Wang Jet-chau, a spokesman for the health department. Taiwan, China and the European Union restrict Paylean because of possible human health risks associated with the ingredient ractopamine, but 26 countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia and Brazil, have declared the product safe. Top US lawmakers on Thursday urged Taiwan to roll back what they branded unscie...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/vi...

Tweets

Taiwan Cardinal eyes China-Vatican talks: KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan: Taiwan's Cardinal Paul Shan, who will embark on a h...

Taiwan Cardinal eyes China-Vatican talks: KAOHS...

channelnewsasia.com 20 Feb '11, 3am

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan: Taiwan's Cardinal Paul Shan, who will embark on a high-profile trip to China this summer, said he hopes...

Why do they do such a thing to the poor dog?! *warning: graphic pic*

Why do they do such a thing to the poor dog?! *...

asiaone.com 18 Feb '11, 6am

This incident comes on the back of other cases where owners treated their pets unkindly. A man was caught on camera punchi...

Taiwan, China set for historic trade meeting

channelnewsasia.com 21 Feb '11, 12am

TAIPEI: Deputy trade ministers from Taiwan and China will meet on the island this week in what is being hailed as a signif...

#Egypt strikes continue despite military warning - #jan25

#Egypt strikes continue despite military warnin...

channelnewsasia.com 16 Feb '11, 10pm

CAIRO - Egyptian workers tested Wednesday the limits of the freedom they won in the revolt against Hosni Mubarak, staging ...

Taiwan, China hold historic trade meeting: CHUN...

channelnewsasia.com 22 Feb '11, 3pm

CHUNGLI, Taiwan: Delegates from Taiwan and China met Tuesday to discuss issues arising from a sweeping trade pact that has...

www.Taiwan-VIP.com Taiwan festivals play new ro...

asiaone.com 19 Feb '11, 2am

TAIPEI - On a given signal the groups of four young men, each holding onto the ends of a bamboo sedan chair carrying an im...

www.Taiwan-VIP.com Taiwan to host high-ranking ...

asiaone.com 20 Feb '11, 1am

Taiwan - Taiwan will host a series of cross-strait talks and visits by high-ranking Chinese officials and businessmen this...

Taiwan battles to stabilise rice prices via @AddThis

Taiwan battles to stabilise rice prices via @Ad...

channelnewsasia.com 16 Feb '11, 3pm

TAIPEI: Taiwanese authorities plan to inject tens of thousands of rice into the market next month in a bid to stabilise do...

Taiwan's defence 'compromised by spy'

Taiwan's defence 'compromised by spy'

channelnewsasia.com 13 Feb '11, 6am

TAIPEI: Taiwan's ability to defend itself in the event of a Chinese invasion has been badly compromised by the island's wo...

Weekend flash flood warning at straitstimes.com

Weekend flash flood warning at straitstimes.com

straitstimes.com 18 Feb '11, 4am

Expect afternoon showers - sometimes heavy and with thunder - over the weekend from Saturday to Monday. -- ST PHOTO: SAMUE...

Taiwan to allow China LCD investment: report

channelnewsasia.com 14 Feb '11, 6am

TAIPEI: Chinese firms will be allowed to own up to a fifth of Taiwan's flat-screen makers as the island further eases its ...

Hock Lam Beef Kway Teow: The difference between Teochew and Hainanese Beef Kway Teow: Hock Lam Beef Kway Teow tu...

Hock Lam Beef Kway Teow: The difference between...

ieatishootipost.sg 15 Feb '11, 4am

Hock Lam Beef Kway Teow turns 100 this year and I was there recently to film for a Channel News Asia episode of Truly Asia...

US lawmakers vote to cut US$61b in govt spending

channelnewsasia.com 19 Feb '11, 11am

WASHINGTON: The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives voted early Saturday to cut about $61 billion in governm...