ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Taiwan public has bone to pick with Tsai over easing US meat ban

Food safety concerns linger as island eyes trade deal with Washington

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen attends an inauguration ceremony of a maintenance center for F-16 fighter jets, in Taichung on Aug. 28.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- President Tsai Ing-wen's public support has taken a hit after she pushed to lift Taiwan's ban on imports of U.S. pork containing a growth-promoting additive.

Tsai's approval rating tumbled to 58.8%, its lowest this year, in a poll published Sept. 28 by My Formosa, a news site leaning toward the island's ruling Democratic Progressive Party. The figure has fallen steeply from 70.3% in April, when the president took swift measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more