China suspends some fruits, fish imports from Taiwan

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ISTANBUL, Aug 3: China suspended the import of some fruits and fish from Taiwan as of Wednesday, Anadolu Agency quoted an official statement.

The import ban includes grapefruits, lemons, oranges, and chilled large-head hairtail and frozen horse mackerel.

China also banned the export of natural sand to Taiwan, the statement added.

Beijing’s move came in response to a trip by United States (US) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, the first visit by a sitting US House speaker to the island in 25 years.

The Chinese military has also announced exercises, including live-fire drills, in six locations around Taiwan from Thursday to Sunday. -TVS

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