Brawl Erupts in Taiwan Parliament Over US Meat Imports.

A brawl broke out in the Taiwanese parliament building, Friday, November 27, after lawmakers used pig guts to protest an incoming policy that would allow imports of U.S. pork and beef.

Taiwan’s Premier Su Tseng-chang was set to give a report on the pork policy but was interrupted by lawmakers from the opposition Nationalist Party dumping bags of pig organs on the floor.

Legislators from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party attempted to stop the demonstration, resulting in chaos and fighting. (AP)
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READ MORE: Taiwan is taking its strong relations with the United States to a new level by pursuing economic deals that could make the export-reliant but isolated Asian island more competitive in the world.

U.S. and Taiwanese officials Friday signed a memorandum of understanding to expand “economic prosperity” through a series of talks, the de facto U.S. embassy in Taipei, the American Institute in Taiwan, said in a statement on its website. Future dialogue will be aimed at creating new types of cooperation, the statement said.

The memo signed in Washington raises hopes that Taiwan and the United States can eventually do more together economically, officials in Taipei say.

“In the future, cooperation will grow even closer and broader,” Taiwan’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said.
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