Uni-President Sells Stake in Starbucks Stores Located in Eastern China

Uni-President Enterprises Corp (UPE, 統一企業) and President Chain Store Corp (PCSC, 統一超商) yesterday announced a major shift in their partnership with Starbucks Corp on operating the US brand in Taiwan and China…Full Article: Taipei Times July 2017 Key Point Uni-President Enterprises (UPE) and President Chain Store Corp (PCSC) will sell their respective 20% and 30%

Taiwan’s Wei Chuan Foods to Construct Factory in Suzhou to Supply the Greater Shanghai Market

Wei Chuan Foods Corp (味全食品) yesterday [30 June 2017] said it is to invest nearly 600 million yuan (US$88.5 million) building a new plant in China’s Suzhou [Jiangsu Province], as part of efforts to accelerate the firm’s turnaround…Full Article: The Taipei Times June 2017 Key Points Between October and December 2018, Wei Chuan Foods’ new

“Master Kong” Instant Noodles to Focus on the Mainland After Exiting Taiwanese Market

A popular instant food maker said Tuesday [3 January 2016] that its Chinese mainland business will not be affected by the dissolution of its subsidiary in Taiwan. The Tianjin-based Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp., which makes and sells “Master Kong” instant noodles, beverages, and other foods, confirmed Tuesday that its subsidiary Master Kong (Taiwan) Foods

Taiwanese Agricultural Products Were On Display in Beijing Expo

A three-day fair featuring agricultural products from Taiwan and promoting tourism ended at the Beijing Exhibition Center on Monday [26 December 2016]. The fair had attracted nearly 130 exhibitors. Mainland businesses signed cooperation contracts with county authorities from Taiwan, the Xinhua News Agency reported…Full Article: The Global Times Dec 2016 Key Point In May 2016,

Taiwanese Garlic Farmers Upset Over the Import of Chinese Black Garlic

Members of the Taiwan Garlic Farmers’ Association and Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Su Chih-fen blasted Kaohsiung Customs on Wednesday [11 May 2016] for clearing the import of crates allegedly containing barred Chinese garlic mixed with Thai produce. Association members and Su filed charges of malpractice against the customs unit at the Yunlin District Prosecutors Office

Taiwan Reaffirms Position to Ban U.S. Imports of Ractopamine-Pork amid TIFA Negotiations

Taiwan will insist on barring imports of US pork containing the leanness-enhancing drug ractopamine, the Council of Agriculture said Tuesday. The council said that US pork currently accounts for between 18%-20% of the country’s exports, with the US Department of Agriculture issuing certificates that particular batches do not contain ractopamine residue. The official made the