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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Taiwan protests: view from mainland China

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 05:51pm by DENG YUWEN, JONATHAN SULLIVAN

    ... Deng Yuwen and Jonathan Sullivan Deng Yuwen and Jonathan Sullivan say the chaotic scenes of student protests across the strait bode ill for political liberalisation on the mainland but they have, at least, prompted discussion of democratic rights Lessons from Taiwan The sudden eruption of student protests in Taiwan, ostensibly against the cross-strait services and trade agreement ...


    Lung Ying-tai calls on Taiwanese students to end 'ill-conceived' protest

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 12:55am

    ... already cost taxpayers NT$12.8 million (HK$3.3 million) and delayed numerous important bills. Student leader Lin Fei-fan rejected Lung’s characterisation of his group’s protest, accusing her ...

  3. News - China

    Scuffles erupt between rival Taiwan protesters near legislative building

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 02:33am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Police forced to step in as opponents and supporters of trade deal clash in Taipei Backers of cross-strait pact launch own protest Tensions ... students occupying parliament leave. The ongoing student protest, which has lasted more than two weeks, has also prompted "worry" from the mainland's top Taiwan affairs official. ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai protester killed, several wounded in shooting at anti-government march

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 03:53pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Pro-government “red shirts” to rally on Saturday, raising risk of confrontation Gunmen opened fire on a group of Thai anti-government protesters driving away from ... for the violence which brought the death toll to 24, with scores wounded, since protesters took to the streets in November in a bid to force Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from office and erase ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CROSS-STRAIT RELATIONS

    Taiwanese in Hong Kong rally in solidarity with Taipei's anti-trade-pact protests

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:19am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Hong Kong protest shows solidarity with Taipei Scores of Taiwanese took to the streets of Hong Kong yesterday in solidarity with the 500,000 demonstrators ... and child, said it was his duty as a Taiwanese resident to protest: "Hong Kong is part of China, but Taiwan is not. This is a stance we need to stand firm on." Rally organiser Brandy Wu ...


    Taiwan protesters march on President Ma Ying-jeou's office to demand halt to trade pact

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:31pm by Lawrence Chung, FANNY W.Y. FUNG

    ... office yesterday to increase pressure on him to retract a trade pact with Beijing that they say would hurt the island's economy. The massive protest went ahead despite Ma offering concessions the night before to further scrutinise agreements with the mainland. Wearing black shirts and yellow headbands, the protesters- shouting "Ma Ying-jeou, step down", ...

  7. News - China

    Hundreds protest at district government in Beijing for school rights

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 12:56pm by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com Hundreds of angry property owners staged a rare protest outside a district government office in a suburb of the Chinese capital on Monday, demanding official investigations and intervention into a school that was promised to them but never delivered. “About one thousand people were protesting in front of the government and 200 policemen showed up to keep ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Direct action used in Taiwan protest too risky for Hong Kong, academic warns

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

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Direct action too risky for HK, academic warns A political scientist and supporter of the occupation of parliament by protesters in Taiwan has warned ... into nearby government offices last weekend. Police in riot gear evicted them from the complex using batons and water cannon. The students are protesting against a trade agreement with the mainland ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PROTESTS

    Rally organiser denies knowing man in 'paid protesters' claim

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Chan Yung distances himself from businessman seen with 18-year-old giving cash to marchers Organiser 'doesn't know' man in paid protesters claim An organiser of the New Year's Day pro-government rally distanced himself yesterday from a businessman who was allegedly seen in the company of a teenager handing out money to participants ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PROTESTS

    Colonial history won't be waived at Tai Da Flags

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... at rallies. Some former Beijing officials have lamented the sight of colonial flags in street protests, most recently during Tuesday's mass demonstration. But many commentators say the flags ...




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