"The efforts have helped to increase the annual income per household to 100,000 yuan, jumping 33 times from a decade ago," said Yang Yingchun, a Shatu resident. He expects a harvest worth 150,000 yuan from his 1-hectare sweet potato farm this year.
For the first quarter of 2018, Taiwan exported $32.9 billion worth of goods to the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong, with electronic components accounting for about a half.
To help the diseases proliferate, the Japanese also used hot-air balloons to distribute plague-carrier fleas.
Officers have seized a white Ford Transit van which had been stolen from Ballance Street and was left at the scene.
"Such new labor cases have been a challenge for our hearings, and the number is still going up," the court told China Daily, though it did not give an exact citywide figure.