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 has placed a trade ban on Taiwanese pineapples claiming they contain “harmful creatures”
- The ban is the latest recent rise in tensions between the two nations
- Top US and Canadian diplomats in Taiwan have thrown their support behind Taiwan’s “freedom pineapples”
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.