NTU to lead boycott of Ting Hsin Group

The China Post
Date: December 2, 2015
By: Christine Chou

TAIPEI, Taiwan — National Taiwan University (NTU, 台大) will lead a boycott against scandal-

National Taiwan University President Yang Pan-chyr speaks to the press in Taipei, yesterday. Yang said the university will lead a boycott against Ting Hsin International Group. (CNA)

National Taiwan University President Yang Pan-chyr speaks to the press in Taipei, yesterday. Yang said the university will lead a boycott against Ting Hsin International Group. (CNA)

entangled food giant Ting Hsin International Group (頂新), NTU President Yang Pan-chyr (楊泮池) announced yesterday.

The group was accused of selling questionably sourced oil intended for animal food.

The university’s Office of General Affairs will order all internal divisions and units — including hospitals, experimental forests, highland farms — to stop selling Ting Hsin products, Yang told reporters.

“The world is going to laugh at us,” Yang predicted as a result of the Changhua County District Court’s not-guilty verdict last week of Wei Ying-chung (魏應充), the former head of the food company. “They will think of Taiwan as a hub for food fraud. Nobody will buy products made in Taiwan anymore.”

The ruling is expected to be appealed and the legal battle prolonged, according to district prosecutors on Sunday.     [FULL  STORY]

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