In September 2021, China banned the import of sugar apples, or atatemoya, from Taiwan, alleging they were introducing pests. Critics Say Pests Are An Excuse And China Is Using Weapons trade with Taiwan† And this is not the first time. In February 2021, China banned the import of: Taiwanese pineapplecaused a backlog and threatened the livelihoods of farmers across the country.
The current situation is linked to a complex history dating back to the Chinese Civil War, as well as recent tensions dating back to 2016 when Taiwan elected a new president. From that moment on, Chinese military raids in Taiwan’s skies are on the rise and the relationship between the two has been getting worse. Fruit is the latest expression of that.
Watch our video to understand the impact of the atemoya ban on farmers in Taiwan and how it all connects.
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