KMT warns Tsai, weighs more anti-US pork protest

‘PUBLIC ANGER’: The party is united in opposing the government, but respects different opinions on what forms of protest are appropriate, the KMT chairman said

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 30, 2020
By: Sherry Hsiao / Staff reporter

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang, front row third left, cuts a cake at the party’s Taichung chapter office yesterday.
Photo: Su Meng-chuan, Taipei Times

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday called on the government to reverse course on the lifting of a ban on US pork imports containing residues of ractopamine, warning that its supporters would otherwise again take to the streets.

The opposition cannot make the decision, but it can put pressure on the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to respond to public opinion, KMT Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) said at the 126th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Revive China Society held in Taichung.

Chiang’s comments came after the KMT and its supporters on Sunday last week participated in a labor rights protest in Taipei, calling on the government to not allow imports of US pork containing residues of the animal feed additive.

Tens of thousands of people marched on the street that day, Chiang said.    [FULL  STORY]

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