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  1. Under-fire Taipei mayor to join anti-Chen protest

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Taipei Mayor Ma Ying-jeou yesterday said he would join a protest march- expected to involve tens of thousands of people- today to mark the first anniversary ... announced his candidacy on Thursday. Since announcing his run for the KMT chairmanship last month, Mr Ma has been criticised for refusing to participate in several protests against Mr Chen last ...

  2. Taipei threatens unity law protest

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei '500,000 could march' if legislation hurts island's interests Taipei has threatened to mount a massive protest against the anti-secession law, which ... will stage a massive protest' to denounce Beijing, he said. His comments came after DPP chairman Su Tseng-chang vowed in a rally on Sunday that the ruling party would organise an island-wide ...

  3. Festive mood on protest march

    Posted Mar 27th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... to the protest in the island's capital. He was referring to the 'Hand-in-Hand to Say No to China' protest at the end of February last year, when hundreds of thousands of Taiwanese joined ... touching' because everyone, regardless of gender or whether they were acquaintances, had held hands. Mr Wang said as a Taiwanese he felt he should take part in yesterday's protest to denounce ...

  4. Taiwanese premier urges protest rethink

    Posted Mar 10th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Frank Hsieh warns island must unite 'or lose everything' Taiwanese Premier Frank Hsieh Chang-ting yesterday urged the opposition to reconsider its plan to hold a massive march next Saturday, to avoid creating further tension ...

  5. Taiwanese attack anti-secession bill

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu, Nailene Chou

    ... and security, many Taiwanese were not reassured. By the afternoon, thousands of protesters were on the streets of Taiwan denouncing the bill. '[The bill] will gain more understanding and support ... all it could to seek peaceful reunification with Taiwan. Those assurances failed to keep more than 15,000 Taiwanese protesters off the streets yesterday. Protesters in the southern city ...

  6. Masses march against Beijing's law

    Posted Mar 27th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Hundreds of thousands of people joined Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian yesterday in a protest in Taipei to voice their fury at Beijing's Anti-Secession Law, which authorises the use of force against the island. 'Oppose war, love peace, protect Taiwan,' shouted the protesters, many of whom were joined by their entire families ...

  7. Decision to take part in rally sparks jeers from opposition

    Posted Mar 25th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... unwise but unnecessary. Tomorrow's protest, in which an estimated 1 million people could march in Taipei, has been largely boycotted by opposition politicians, who believe the event might ... community to think that Mr Chen had secretly organised the event to promote the cause of Taiwanese independence, he said, adding it would make Taiwan look bad. He said the protest was unnecessary ...

  8. 3,000 police to be deployed for return

    Posted May 01st 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Taiwan's security authorities will deploy more than 3,000 police at Chiang Kai-shek International Airport to prevent violent protests when opposition leader Lien Chan returns from the mainland on Tuesday. National Police Administration director Hsieh Yen-tan has ordered the immediate arrest of anyone leading or inciting protesters during the arrival ...

  9. Fishermen flag second rally if Taipei fails to act on Diaoyus

    Posted Jun 11th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Angry Taiwanese fishermen yesterday threatened a second round of sea protests against Japan- including flying the flag of the People's Republic- if Taipei fails ... round of sea protests, which will be even bigger than the previous one, to safeguard our fishing rights,' said Chen Chien-chung, head of the Suao Fishery Association. He said ...

  10. Bloody mayhem as KMT party leaves

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... to the mainland got off to a bad start yesterday. Thousands of pro-independence protesters clashed with Mr Lien's pro-unification camp at Taipei's Chiang Kai-shek International Airport when ... slogans, condemning Mr Lien as 'a traitor selling out Taiwan'. Protesters, led by members of the Taiwan Solidarity Union and other radical pro-independence groups, were furious because ...




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