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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. ...

Taipei police brace for 'Autumn Struggle' pro-labor march

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei police are urging participants in an annual pro-labor march on Sunday (Nov. 22) to remain calm during their protest of the government's labor regulations and lo...

Taiwan scholars offer mixed views on ractopamine safety at local hearing

Experts speaking at a public hearing at the Legislature offered little clarity on whether pork with trace amounts of the veterinary drug ractopamine posed a health threat to local consumers. Ractop...

Survey finds 63% of Taiwanese oppose relaxing restrictions on US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new survey has found that a majority Taiwanese do not support the Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) administration’s move to allow the import of American pork over food safety co...

Scientific American under fire for promoting Taiwan's new policy for US pork imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An ad published by Taiwan's Council of Agriculture (COA) on a Facebook page for the magazine Scientific American has sparked controversy for allegedly making unproven ...

Taiwan's former KMT chair notes benefits of importing US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Kuomintang Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) said Friday (Sept. 18) if a free trade agreement can be signed with the United States, he and other KMT members would be willing ...

Taiwan premier defends US pork imports as key to global trade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a special address to the Legislative Yuan Friday (Sept. 18), Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) defended the government’s decision to end an import ban on pork containi...

Taiwan zigzags on pork product labeling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The health authorities in Taiwan have moved to modify pork labeling regulations, after the relaxation of American meat imports. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) p...

DPP legislator supports Taiwan opposition’s referendum on US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Hsu Chih-chieh (許智傑) said Monday (Sept. 14) that he will support the opposition Kuomintang's (KMT) referendum on U.S. por...

New Taipei City mayor defends referendum on US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) on Sunday (Sept. 13) said that a referendum on imported U.S. pork is a normal way for the public to voice its opinion on the issue an...

New Power Party criticizes Taiwan's administration for suddenly lifting restrictions on US meat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the government's recent announcement that it is opening Taiwan to U.S. beef from cattle over 30 months old and pork containing ractopamine, the New Powe...