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Taiwan plans to lift ban on most drug-treated U.S. beef

TAIPEI — Taiwan said it plans to lift a ban on most US beef containing a controversial growth drug in an apparent bid to facilitate trade talks with Washington, triggering a protest from opponents. The plan, pending parliament’s approval, will allow import of beef treated with ractopamine, a feed additive…

Taiwan woman ‘marries’ herself

TAIPEI — A Taiwanese woman said Sunday she had “married” herself by throwing a wedding banquet. The 30-year-old Chen Wei-yi, who has been an Internet sensation since announcing her “wedding” plans last month, held the ceremony in a Taipei hotel Saturday witnessed by 30 relatives and friends. “Marrying myself is…