BACKROOM DEALS?KMT Legislator Lai Shyh-bao said president-elect Tsai Ing-wen should make public details of what she ‘promised’ to US officials during her US trip
Date: Apr 23, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) has accused the Democratic Progressive
Party (DPP) of “scamming” the public after Council of Agriculture minister-designate Tsao Chi-hung (曹啟鴻) said in an interview that Taiwan does not have the leverage to refuse imports of US pork.
In an interview with the Chinese-language United Daily News, Tsao said that, while not a decision to be made solely by the council, opening up the nation to US pork imports containing the leanness additive ractopamine is “the direction” the future government is heading in.
The newspaper quoted Tsao as saying the council does not have the power to thwart globalization and that, while still too early to say, he does not want to lie to the nation’s pig farmers. [FULL STORY]