Chinese customs cited a technicality in banning Taiwanese pineapples: bugs were spotted in imports of the tropical fruit. Photo: Getty Images
Chinese customs cited a technicality in banning Taiwanese pineapples: bugs were spotted in imports of the tropical fruit. Photo: Getty Images
Zhou Xin
Opinion

Opinion

Zhou Xin

China’s ban on Taiwanese pineapples leads cross-strait trade into troubled waters

  • Beijing’s ban on Taiwanese pineapples is a bad omen, with potentially far-reaching consequences for economic ties
  • The mainland once hoped a closer trade relationship could pave the way for ‘reunification’, but that thinking may be over

Chinese customs cited a technicality in banning Taiwanese pineapples: bugs were spotted in imports of the tropical fruit. Photo: Getty Images
Chinese customs cited a technicality in banning Taiwanese pineapples: bugs were spotted in imports of the tropical fruit. Photo: Getty Images
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