Thousands march in Taiwan against pork imports from the US.
Thousands of people marched through the streets of Taipei on Sunday demanding the repeal of a decision to allow US pork imports into Taiwan over food safety concerns. President Tsai Ing-wen’s government lifted a long-standing ban on imports of pork and beef from the US in August, in a move seen as one of the first steps towards potentially negotiating a bilateral trade deal with the United States. U.S. The ban will be lifted in January. . The new policy allows the import of pork with acceptable residues of ractopamine, a drug added to animal feed that promotes the growth of lean meat that some farmers use in pigs.