CONTENTIOUS:Past hearings were hastily announced and conducted for show, critics said, while suspicions have emerged Japan is looking to dump food in Taiwan
Date: Nov 20, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA
The Cabinet is to hold two public hearings on lifting a ban on food product imports from four Japanese
prefectures, Cabinet spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said yesterday.
Public hearings on the issue are to be held in Taipei and Kaohsiung next month, Hsu said, adding that the Cabinet wants the hearings to be broadcast live on TV, but it has yet to work all the details out.
The exact time, venue and other details will be announced at a Cabinet meeting tomorrow, Hsu said.
The remarks follow a report published in the Chinese-language United Daily News yesterday which said that in order to avoid giving the public the impression that the government is seeking to hold the promised three extra public hearings on the issue in a hasty manner, the Presidential Office and the Cabinet had reached an agreement to postpone the hearings. [FULL STORY]