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Taiwan urges calm over panic buying of toilet paper

TAIPEI: Taiwan's premier called for calm Tuesday following a desperate run on toilet paper on the island, sparked by speculation of imminent price hikes.  Shelves usually stacked with toilet paper, kitchen paper and boxed tissues stood empty in many hypermarkets and supermarkets as residents stockpiled supplies. Major online retailers had also run out, including PChome which reportedly sold five million packs of toilet paper in three days. "We ask the public not to panic and not to rush to buy," Premier William Lai…

Chinese firm transforms ‘Panda poop’ into tissue paper

BEIJING: When life gave one Chinese company giant panda poop, it decided to make paper -- and profits. The Qianwei Fengsheng Paper Company in southwest Sichuan province has teamed up with the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda to recycle the animal's faeces and food debris into toilet paper, napkins and other household products, state media reported Wednesday. The goods, soon to be released on the Chinese market, will be marketed as part of a "panda poo" product line decorated with a picture of…