KMT blocks Su again over pork

ONGOING BEEF: The KMT’s Lin Wei-chou said that all the premier had to do to be allowed to take the podium was apologize for the DPP’s U-turn on US pork imports

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 21, 2020
By: Chen Yun and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang, front fifth left, and KMT caucus members attend a news conference outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday to urge the public to take part in tomorrow’s “Autumn Struggle” protest march.
Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus yesterday once again blocked Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) from taking the podium at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei after he failed to meet its demand for an apology for the government’s handling of imports of US pork containing traces of ractopamine.

During the administration of former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) of the KMT, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), then in opposition, strongly opposed the import of US pork containing the leanness-enhancing feed additive.

However, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of the DPP on Aug. 28 announced that the government would lift the bans on US pork containing traces of ractopamine and US beef from cattle more than 30 months old.

The policy is scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1.    [FULL  STORY]

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