Taiwan gets creative with pineapples to offset Beijing’s ban




Beijing’s ban on pineapple imports from Taiwan has sparked a flood of buying of the fruit and forced restaurants to come up with inventive new menu choices but it has also left many questioning Taipei’s overwhelming economic reliance on its giant neighbour. 

While much of the island’s pineapple crop is consumed at home, 90 per cent of its overseas shipments head for sale in the vast mainland Chinese market.

However, that leaves its farmers at the mercy of Beijing, which views the self-ruled island as part of its territory and has vowed to one day seize it, by force if needed.

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