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US, Canada hail Taiwan’s ‘freedom pineapples’ after Chinese ban

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The de facto US and Canadian embassies in Taiwan have praised the quality of pineapples grown on the island, releasing photographs of their top diplomats in Taipei with the fruit after an import ban by China.

China last week stopped the import of Taiwanese pineapples, citing “harmful creatures” it said could come with the fruit.

Infuriated Taiwanese authorities called the ban a political move to further pressure the island, a charge that China denied.

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