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Taiwan's #FreedomPineapple campaign gathers pace after China ban

In a few days, pineapple orders surpassed total cross-strait shipments in 2020

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen attends an event promoting Taiwanese pineapples in Taipei on March 3.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- China's latest attempt to squeeze Taiwan's economy appears to have run out of juice.

A ban on imports of Taiwanese pineapples announced late last month prompted Taipei into immediate action. The government launched operation #FreedomPineapple to rally support on social media and call on people and companies to buy home grown pineapples.

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