KMT’s Shen starts sit-in, hunger strike
OVER PORK IMPORTS: The former lawmaker said she would hold out in front of the Legislative Yuan ‘until I faint,’ while Premier Su urged her to take care of her health
Date: Dec 13, 2020
By: Sherry Hsiao / Staff reporter
Former Democra/tic Progressive Party legislator Hsu Jung-shu, left, yesterday visits former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislator Shen Chih-hwei, who is on hunger strike in front of the Legislative Yuan in Taipei.
Photo: Liu Hsin-de, Taipei Times
Although ractopamine is banned as an animal feed additive in Taiwan due to safety concerns, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Aug. 28 announced that the nation would lift its ban on imports of pork from the US, where the additive is allowed, as well as imports of beef from cattle aged 30 months or older.
Tsai at he time said that the decision was “based on our national economic interests and consistent with our overall strategic goals.”
The policy is to take effect from Jan. 1. [FULL STORY]