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Taiwan delays referendum on U.S. pork imports amid COVID concerns

July 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Taiwan will postpone an August referendum asking voters whether pork imports containing the additive ractopamine should be banned, the country’s election commission announced on Friday. The pork question is one of four referendums which will be delayed until Dec. 18 due to concerns about COVID-19. Taiwan in recent months has faced its worst outbreak of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, although cases have been declining again in recent weeks. “Given that the referendum day will be the...

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