Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen faces referendum over lifting ban on US ractopamine pork

Taiwan’s decision to allow imports of US pork containing growth and leanness agent ractopamine has triggered a political storm for Tsai Ing-wen, the island’s president, and her administration after a referendum was forced on the issue, set to be held within the next six months.It could also harm the prospects of Tsai’s independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in next year’s local government elections, observers have said.Tsai caught the public off guard by announcing in August…


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