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President strikes optimistic tone in New Year’s address to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) struck an optimistic tone in her televised New Year's address on Friday (Jan. 1), thanking Taiwanese for their efforts to ensure that life...

Mayor of central Taiwan city absent from AIT video after criticism of US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A video by the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) looking back at the year featured many Taiwanese politicians but not Taichung City Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕), Taiwanese me...

Taiwan's central government bats down local bans on US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Local governments cannot draw up their own limits on the ractopamine content of pork and beef, as these would clash with national executive orders allowing the import of m...

Taiwan's DPP legislative caucus suspends 3 for ractopamine vote abstentions

The legislative caucus of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Wednesday (Dec. 30) voted to fine and suspend three lawmakers who defied the party last week by abstaining on a series of vot...

Taiwan president defends ending ban on US pork after months-long feud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday (Dec. 24) defended her decision four months ago to lift the ban on U.S. pork products starting next year, a change that sparked an...

Taiwan opposition parties regret approval to lift ractopamine ban

Taiwan's three opposition parties on Thursday (Dec. 24) expressed regret over the approval of a slew of administrative directives made by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-controlled legislat...

American Institute in Taiwan dismisses safety concerns over US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the opposition in Taiwan to U.S. pork imports containing the leanness-enhancing drug ractopamine, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) on Monday (Dec. 21)...

Taichung mayor chews out AIT director over US pork imports to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mayor of Taichung caused a diplomatic incident on Wednesday (Dec. 16) when she publicly lectured the de facto American ambassador to Taiwan over U.S. pork imports cont...

Taiwanese doctor could face prison time for spreading rumors about ractopamine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Clinical psychiatrist Su Wei-shuo (蘇偉碩) is facing a possible prison term of up to three years for making erroneous comments about pork imports containing ractopamine. T...

Taiwan cannot legally require ractopamine-free labels for pork: Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister without portfolio John Deng (鄧振中) said Monday (Dec. 14) that Taiwan would have to present scientific evidence proving the health risk of ractopamine before it leg...

Taiwan hog farmers denounce KMT for throwing offal in legislature

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A pig farmers' association has condemned KMT legislators for throwing pig offal in the Legislative Yuan on Friday (Nov. 27). Taiwanese Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) ...

Over 70% Taiwanese oppose US pork imports: KMT survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A poll released by a Kuomintang (KMT) affiliated think tank on Thursday (Nov. 26) showed that over 70 percent of respondents oppose the lifting of a ban on the import of p...

Fists and pig guts fly in Taiwan parliament debate on US pork

Legislators from Taiwan’s main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party threw pig guts and exchanged punches with other lawmakers in parliament on Friday (Nov. 27) as they tried to stop the premier fro...

Taiwan cabinet details plans to regulate pork imports from US

The Cabinet on Thursday (Nov. 26) released a five-point plan for the regulation of American pork products, in an effort to ease public concerns over residues of the livestock drug ractopamine, before ...

Thousands march in streets in Taiwan against US pork imports

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Thousands of people marched in Taipei's streets on Sunday demanding the reversal of a decision to allow U.S. pork imports into Taiwan, alleging food safety issues. ...