(Taiwan Immigrants’ Global News Network) XiaoYang, who is from Vietnam, came to Taiwan to study five years ago. During her visit to Taiwan, she met her current Taiwanese boyfriend and many other friends, so she chose to stay in Taiwan after graduation. In her spare time, she decided to run the YouTube channel "XiaoYang" as a Vietnamese, shooting videos to share with viewers the cultural differences between Taiwan and Vietnam, as well as to share her views on various things in Taiwan, and she receives good feedback from her viewers.
Recently, smuggled meat containing the African swine fever virus were seized in Taiwan. The smuggled meat from Vietnam spread to many counties, cities, wholesalers, and stores. In this episode of "New Immigrants Watch Taiwan" section, XiaoYang made a video about this incident and announced the seriousness of the invasion of African swine fever into Taiwan, and called on her viewers to help protect Taiwan’s pigs.
Xiao Yang said that the illegal meat products such as sausages, ham rolls or moon cakes that flow into the market have the unique taste from Vietnam. Vietnamese people miss the taste from their hometown, so they buy these foods from Vietnam and send them to Taiwan. Also, due to high demand, some people smuggle them into Taiwan.
Leaflet on prevention of African swine fever. (Photo/provided by the Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor)
The Vietnamese miss the taste from their hometown but lack awareness of the severity of African swine fever, causing problems for the Taiwanese government. At present, Taiwan is making every effort to prevent African swine fever, producing multilingual propaganda, and precautionary announcements to new immigrants and migrant workers. Xiao Yang hopes that Taiwan can effectively control the swine fever epidemic, and she thanked the Council of Agriculture (農委會), the Department of Health (衛生局), the National Police Agency (警政署)
and other units for their hard work in promoting and implementing the prevention of the African swine fever.