By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The three presidential candidates traded barbs and
accusations about the eventual import of pork with ractopamine residue from the United States during their final debate Saturday.
President Ma Ying-jeou’s opening of the Taiwan market to US beef in 2012 has generally been seen as the start of his steep descent in the opinion polls, but pressure from Washington is likely to force the country to open up its market to US pork as well.
Kuomintang candidate Eric Liluan Chu launched into an attack on Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen during the debate, accusing her of having made a U-turn from demanding zero ractopamine levels to not being opposed to the import of US pork. [FULL STORY]