Thousands march in Taiwan against US pork imports


Thousands of people are marching in Taiwan in an annual labor protest, which this year is focusing on a government decision to allow pork imports from the United States from January correspondent in Taipei Cindy Su reports Chanting slogans. The protesters set off from the presidential office to the headquarters of the governing party, the DPP, where they were met by police barricades. Protesters objected to the government lifting a ban on US pork containing the additive ractopamine, which is banned in local farms, as well as by the U. Many times when he's out government assurances that the additive is safe. They say the government is increasingly desperate for a free trade agreement with the United States as relations with China continue to deteriorate.

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