Mon, Dec 17, 2012 - Page 8 News List

China taking Taiwan’s markets

By Lee Wu-chung 李武忠

This is why the government –– based on political, economic, trade, quarantine and food security factors, the particularities of agricultural products and financial management issues, should initiate structural adjustments and upgrading of the agricultural industry before allowing wider deregulation of the domestic market.

The government must not sacrifice farmers for the sake of the bigger picture.

Lee Wu-chung is a professor of agricultural economics.

Translated by Perry Svensson

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