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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - China

    Occupation of Taiwan's cabinet office was work of protest hawks

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 12:02am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Splinter group of hawks behind storming of offices The protests in Taipei turned violent after a small group of students who split off from ... in the break-in, although he has not been charged. Our goal is still the same and we hope police can stop using force [on] students Lin Fei-fan, protest leader The trade accord would open many ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central will not back down on threat of summer protest, says organiser

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 03:47am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Summer blockade of streets back on agenda but not due to Taipei action, organiser says Protests may spur Occupy Central Occupy Central activists may still ... increasingly impatient since protests against a cross-strait trade pact began in Taiwan last week. But Dr Chan Kin-man insisted a summer occupation would be consistent with the movement's original ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Anti-government protesters return to Bangkok streets after election annulled

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 03:31pm by Reuters

    ... Anti-government protests resume in Thai capital Anti-government demonstrators in Thailand resumed street protests yesterday after lying low for weeks, piling pressure on increasingly beleaguered Prime ... Twenty-three people were killed and hundreds wounded in the political violence before the protests began to subside earlier this month. But the court ruling appears to have given her foes a second ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt judge angers lawyers during trial of pro-Mursi protesters

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:48am by AP

    ... to violence following the August dispersal by security forces of two pro-Mursi protests in Cairo, in which hundreds were killed. In an apparent backlash, police stations, churches and government ... of Mursi supporters have been arrested since the military ousted him following mass protests against his government. It is one of the largest security sweeps in Egypt's modern history. During ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou to address public as student protesters dig in

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 08:23pm by Staff Reporter, AFP

    ... protesters dig in Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou will address the island's public for the first time today on the crisis triggered by opposition to a cross-strait trade pact. Protesters have ... and opinions about the cross-strait service and trade pact", as well as the significance and necessity of such a pact. Since the student protesters occupied the Legislative Yuan on Tuesday night, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hongkongers show support for Taiwanese student protesters

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by DARREN WEE, Emily Tsang

    ... Darren Wee and Emily Tsang Locals join Taipei sit-in and donate funds in solidarity with student action over trade pact Hongkongers show support for Taiwan protest Hongkongers are showing their support for students occupying the Taiwanese parliament in a protest against a cross-strait trade pact. Some have flown to Taipei to join the sit-in, while lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung ...




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