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TAIPEI (AFP) - Hundreds of Taiwanese pig farmers clashed with the police outside Parliament on Tuesday (May 31), protesting against any move to allow the import of United States pork containing an additive that they say is dangerous. The farmers chanted slogans like "No imports of poisoned pork!" and "American port imports, Xiao-ying sells out Taiwan" in the first major rally against the new government of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). "Xiao-ying" is the nickname of Ms Tsai Ing-wen, who was sworn in as the island's first female president on May 20. The angry protesters pushed hard against rows of police officers armed with riot shields outside parliament. Inside the chamber, Premier Lin Chuan was unable to deliver his first policy report since taking office because of a filibuster by legislators from the opposition Kuomintang party - using a life-size pig effigy p...

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