More than 70% against US pork imports: survey

PUBLIC DISTRUST: While opposition to lifting the import ban grew, the gap in public support between the DPP and KMT narrowed, a KMT think tank said

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 27, 2020
By: Sherry Hsiao / Staff reporter

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Taipei City Councilor Wang Hung-wei speaks at a news conference in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: George Tsorng, Taipei Times

More than 70 percent of the public disagrees that Taiwan should allow imports of US pork containing ractopamine residue, even though this might entail further US support, a survey released yesterday by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT)- affiliated National Policy Foundation found.

The survey, which was conducted from Tuesday to Thursday last week, asked members of the public whether they agreed with the statement: “In order for the US to support Taiwan more, we should allow imports of US pork containing leanness-enhancing agents.”

It found that 72.3 percent of respondents disagreed with the statement, while 20.3 agreed, the foundation said.

Asking whether people supported the import of the US pork regardless of its effect on Taiwan-US ties, the survey found that 70.6 percent of respondents disagreed, while 22.8 percent agreed.

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