Lee Teng-hui’s unfulfilled wish in eastern Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 07/31/2020
By: Chang Chi, Pan Tzu-yu, Yang Shu-min and Elizabeth Hsu

Teng-hui Boulevard at Harvest Ranch

Taipei, July 31 (CNA) Taiwan's late President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) fulfilled many political wishes during his lifetime, not least of which is achieving democracy, but he did not see one of his last wishes fulfilled before passing away on Thursday.

That is transforming the nation's beef industry by developing a Taiwanese breed of cows that was better than Japanese ones known for their prime quality meat.

In 2016, Lee, who held a doctorate in agricultural economics from Cornell University in the United States, purchased 19 heads of cattle which had been put out to pasture on the Qingtiangang Grassland of Yangmingshan National Park in Taipei.

The cattle were later verified as an ancestor breed of Tajima, one of native Japanese cattle breeds.    [FULL  STORY]

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