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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan activists peacefully exit parliament after weeks-long occupation

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 12:00pm by Minnie Chan, Adrian Wan

    ... Minnie Chan and Adrian Wan in Boao Zhang Zhijun, the mainland's leading official on Taiwan affairs, says legislature occupation stressed need to listen to island's grass roots ... opening-up to the island, Xinhua reported. He called on Taiwanese to seize the opportunity to expand economic co-operation with the mainland. Siew, who is leading a Taiwanese team at the forum, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1473317/taiwan-president-insists-trade-pacts-benefits-student-activists-prepare
  2. News - China - TAIWAN

    Fresh protests rock Taiwan's police and parliament

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 09:08am by Agence France Press in Taipei

    ... as they moved out of the building. The demonstrators occupied the main chamber of parliament on March 18 in the island’s first-ever such protest. The occupation came to an end after parliament’s Speaker ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1477889/fresh-protests-rock-taiwans-police-and-parliament
  3. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taipei mayoral hopeful Sean Lien distances self from president Ma Ying-jeou over student protests

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:15am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taipei mayoral hopeful Sean Lien calls on island's leader to learn from protest students Ambitious Sean Lien moves out ... the island's stagnant economy. Lien also criticised Ma for his attempts to oust legislative speaker Wang Jin-pyng, an intra-party rival, portraying the move as a throwback to court intrigues ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1466857/taipei-mayoral-hopeful-sean-lien-distances-self-president-ma-ying-jeou
  4. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan cabinet's plan for vetting cross-strait pacts fails to convince foes

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 03:55am by Lawrence Chung

    ... to stop their fight against a services trade pact with the mainland. Claiming that the pact would kill Taiwanese jobs and endanger the island's democracy by cementing ties with the mainland, ... no risks to the island's security, according to the draft. However, student protesters and the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party yesterday cast doubt on whether the statute would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1464271/taiwan-cabinets-plan-vetting-cross-strait-pacts-fails-convince-foes
  5. News - China Insider - TAIWAN

    Taiwanese protesters use Reddit to promote awareness of controversial China trade pact

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 08:37pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... students are organisers in the current occupation of the island’s Legislative Yuan. "We are the student organisers that have taken over Taiwan’s Legislature for the past two weeks," ... that the trade agreement cannot be redacted and is necessary to bolster Taiwan's economy. The island's liberal Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) claims that the pact will adversely affect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1464026/taiwanese-students-use-reddit-promote-awareness-controversial
  6. News - China - TAIWAN

    Students threaten huge rally to pressure Ma Ying-jeou to drop trade pact with Beijing

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:49am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Protesters who occupied legislature increase their focus on island's president Protestors threaten massiver ally to pressure president ... of the island's president, Ma Ying-jeou, on Sunday. The announcement prompted Ma to soften his stance by agreeing to discuss with the students their demands, including stopping a review of the pact ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458798/taiwanese-students-threaten-huge-rally-pressure-ma-ying-jeou-drop-trade
  7. News - China - TAIWAN

    Advert by ‘Hundreds of Hongkongers’ warns Taiwan against trade ‘Sinolisation’

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 02:01pm by Fanny W. Y. Fung in Taipei

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung in Taipei and Tanna Chong fanny.fung@scmp.com tanna.chong@scmp.com Taiwan newspaper Liberty Times runs advert calling on the island's residents to learn lessons from ... the pro-independence political camp in Taiwan and against the mainland. It came on the tenth day of a massive student movement on the island protesting against a free trade pact with the Beijing, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458407/advert-hundreds-hongkongers-warns-taiwanese-against-sinolisation-through
  8. News - China - TAIWAN

    Ma Ying-jeou yields to calls for scrutiny of future mainland Chinese pacts

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:51am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... benefit the island's economy. He dismissed criticism that the move amounted to "betraying Taiwan" by letting the mainland extend its economic and political influence. "After we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1460610/ma-ying-jeou-yields-calls-scrutiny-future-mainland-chinese-pacts
  9. News - China - TAIWAN

    Students vow to continue Taiwan parliament protest after deadline to meet demands ignored

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 03:29pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Students seek island-wide protests Taiwanese students occupying the Legislative Yuan called on people across the island to join ... of the leaders of the Black Island Nation Youth Front, which is co-ordinating the effort. About 200 students seized the parliamentary chamber on Tuesday, and more than 2,000 have surrounded the building ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1453955/students-vow-continue-taiwan-parliament-protest-after-deadline-meet
  10. News - China - TAIWAN

    Anti-trade pact occupation of Taiwan parliament was 'months in the making'

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 10:00pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... to enter the building during a rally, but were thwarted by police. The students had for weeks been seeking a way to catapult their nascent Black Island Nation Youth Front and its mission of derailing the island's free-trade pact with the mainland to the forefront of public attention. Despite holding several rallies, the youth front could not gain much traction. All that changed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1455712/anti-china-occupation-taiwan-parliament-was-months-making

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