China Losing the “Pineapple War” With Taiwan

Foreign Policy

This month, China banned imports of Taiwanese pineapples, the latest in a string of punitive trade measures against democracies that illustrate how China has weaponized its growing economic clout. As the island’s largest trading partner, China buys more than 90 percent of Taiwanese pineapple farmers’ exports. But the island is taking Beijing’s boycott in stride, underlining the potential for what is quickly emerging as one of the Biden administration’s sharpest foreign-policy tools: bringing democratic allies together on China. More

7 Comments on China Losing the “Pineapple War” With Taiwan

  1. If Australia, Canuckistan, Taiwan, New Zealand all stopped shipping our food products, energy, resources to Winnie The Flu they would start singing a different tune very quickly.

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  2. one of the Biden administration’s sharpest foreign-policy tools:

    Please! There is nothing sharp in the Biden administration.

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  3. “In Europe and North America, China has used economic coercion as a tool for interference 60 times since 2000”.

    Only 60 times? That’s just Hunter’s payola.

    So Biden’s siding w/Taiwan eh? Xi won’t allow Joe to stray too far before cashing in his chits.

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  4. @kcir – “Winnie The Flu”?? You crazy CanoeHead bastard, I love it! Screw you, I’m stealing that!! Gracias, mi amigo!

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