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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    Fresh protests rock Taiwan's police and parliament

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

    ... officers guarded the station. The protesters, mainly young people, posted signs reading “state violence” and “police violate constitution” on the station’s wall. There were also some minor scuffles between protesters and police. “If I made any mistakes I definitely will resign,” Fang told protesters. Around 200 people later walked to the parliament to continue their protest with a sit-in. ...

  2. 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 ... to help the younger generation. Lien is a generation older than the student protesters but believes he is in touch with their concerns. That may explain why he has won support among the students ...

  3. 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

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Protesters used the forum to introduce international audiences to the 'Sunflower Movement' Popular internet forum Reddit became a political tool ... of April 2, Chen Wei-ting, Oliver Cheng, Lin Yu-hsuan, and Sean Su hosted a thread on Reddit urging all forum users to ask them questions about the protests and demonstrations in Taiwan. All four ...

  4. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan protest over trade pact won’t deter any Ma-Xi meeting

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 08:06pm by Reuters in Taipei

    ... Reuters in Taipei Mooted summit between Taipei and Beijing will not be jeopardised by ongoing protests against cross-strait trade agreement, Ma says Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou said on Saturday student protests over a controversial trade pact with the mainland will not affect the potential for a meeting with President Xi Jinping. Taiwan’s parliament building has been ...

  5. News - China - TAIWAN

    President Ma Ying-jeou, protesters agree talks over Taiwan political crisis

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 04:26pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... more than 100 people were injured when police used water cannon to clear 2,000 protesters who had also stormed a government building nearby. Watch: Taiwan riot police dislodge protesters ... said yesterday. She said Ma hoped the talks would end the stand-off so the legislature could return to normal. "Even after protesters violently stormed the Executive Yuan Council ...

  6. News - China - TAIWAN

    More than 150 injured as police evict student protesters from Taiwan parliament

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:02am by Lawrence Chung, AP, AFP, Reuters

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and wire agencies lawrence.chung@scmp.com Government HQ occupied in protest More than 150 people were injured and 61 students arrested after riot police armed with batons and water cannon waded in to break up a protest over a trade pact with China at Taiwan's parliament in the early hours of Monday. Seven waves of police brandishing riot shields ...

  7. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan Premier Jiang Yi-huah 'willing to talk' about trade pact with student protesters

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 12:23am by Lawrence Chung

    ... with protest leaders. The move came after police forcibly removed some 2,000 demonstrators who had stormed a nearby government headquarters building in Taipei. "I am willing to have talks with representatives from the protest group and exchange views with them, as long as they don't set any preconditions," Premier Dr Jiang Yi-huah said. Watch: Taiwan riot police dislodge protesters ...

  8. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan leader says protest-hit China trade pact vital for economy

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 02:20pm by Reuters

    ... on protesters who have occupied parliament in protest to respect democracy and leave. Parliamentary approval of the pact would pave the way for greater economic integration between the two former ... the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a wide-ranging trade deal among 12 countries, spearheaded by the United States. Ma said he understood the passion of the mostly young protesters, as “the country can only have ...

  9. News - China - TAIWAN

    Economists blame Taiwan protests on fears of Beijing 'annexation'

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 07:38pm by Lawrence Chung, Patrick Boehler

    ... Lawrence Chung and Patrick Boehler Fear a bigger factor than the contents of contentious trade pact itself, they say 'Fear of Beijing's grip' had role in sparking protests The student protests in Taiwan were triggered largely by fears over a loss of jobs and national security when a contentious trade pact opens the floodgates to mainlanders- and to Beijing's ...

  10. 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 their protest after the ruling party failed to meet their deadline to drop a free-trade pact with the mainland. The students urged people to gather at the legislature today and tomorrow and besiege ...




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