By: Claudia Liu, Lu Hsin-hui and S.C. Chang
Taipei, April 24 (CNA) Vice President Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) questioned on
Sunday President-elect Tsai Ing-wen’s position on importing American meat containing leanness-promoting drugs and accused her of “not attaching importance to public health.”
As people become more familiar with her position on importing beef and pork containing traces of ractopamine from the United States, “they will hold her accountable” for establishing an import policy that accounts for health risks to consumers, Wu said.
Tsai’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), which defeated Wu’s Kuomintang (KMT) in both the presidential and legislative elections in January and will take power next month, dismissed Wu’s accusations.
“The general public has stereotyped Wu as a man with a glib tongue whose statements are often ‘wrong to the point of being ridiculous.’ So we will simply not respond to his latest remarks,” said DPP spokesman Yang Chia-liang (楊家俍). [FULL STORY]