By: Chen Chung-hua, Yang Shu-min and Lilian Wu
Taipei, Nov. 11 (CNA) Taiwan’s government will hold 10 public hearings starting Saturday on opening
imports of currently banned Japanese produce from radiation-affected prefectures, a move drawing criticism from the opposition.
The public hearings from Nov. 12 to 14 will be held in the northern, central, southern and eastern parts of Taiwan as forums for citizens, experts and civic groups to exchange views.
Wang Yu-min (王育敏), an opposition Kuomintang legislator, asked why there was such a rush to hold 10 public hearings in just three days and suspected that the government was holding them simply for the sake of holding them.
She demanded that the government reschedule the 10 public hearings so that the public could fully express its misgivings and views. [FULL STORY]