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  1. 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

    ... of a wealthy and powerful political clan, he has managed to move out of the shadow of his father. His outspokenness on policy and his political manoeuvring under Ma has struck a chord with a public ... kind of things I should do, including devoting my life to working for the best future for the public." He became attracted to public service after two brushes with death, he said. Lien had ...

  2. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan activists peacefully exit parliament after weeks-long occupation

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

    ... could communicate directly with the Taiwanese public to better understand their concerns. Zhang said he had noted concerns that only giant corporations in Taiwan had benefited from the Economic ...

  3. 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

    ... the media and other concerned sectors before and after it is signed. Public hearings would be held after each pact is cleared by the National Security Council, which must agree that the deal poses ... public hearings must first be held to decide whether a potential pact should be signed, and all content must be disclosed to the public during talks. It defines cross-strait agreements as those ...

  4. News - China - TAIWAN

    Economists blame Taiwan protests on fears of Beijing 'annexation'

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

    ... associations and public hearings were held. The pact builds on the 2010 Economic Co-operation Framework Agreement, which reduced trade barriers.     THE CONTENTIOUS TRADE PACT IN FINE PRINT Securities ... except for golf courses. Up to 15 mainland films can be screened in Taiwan. Medical and Health Taiwan: Mainland operators can set up joint venture hospitals in Taiwan, as long as each operating ...

  5. 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

    ... no to Sinolisation” and to learn from Hong Kong’s lessons in opening up trade with the mainland. The commercial was published in the Liberty Times, a publication that takes a stance friendly towards ...

  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

    ... Li, said the public had the right and freedom to express their views. She called for the protest to be held in a peaceful and rational manner. The protests over the trade pact escalated late ...

  7. News - China - TAIWAN

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

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

    ... the students would meet Ma without setting any pre-conditions. "But we hope the dialogue will focus on the discussion of two issues that not only our fellow students but also the general public ... be held in public so people would know what was discussed.   ...

  8. 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

    ... marched towards students forcing them away from the courtyard of the Executive Yuan building, which demonstrators had broken into hours earler, after President Ma Ying-jeou failed to soothe public ... means." Ma cancelled all public activities scheduled for Monday and will meet senior officials to assess the impact of the protest. A Jiang spokesman said: "Such a violation of law ...

  9. 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

    ... and different social sectors". He said this would help ease public misgivings and resolve the stand-off. He said he was even open to discussing the 24 articles of the trade pact with the students. ...

  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

    ... not respond to their request for a face-to-face meeting. Lin said the students were deeply disappointed by Ma's failure to respond to their demands. Ma should listen to the public and remove the pact from the legislative process, he said. "His insistence on pushing through his will and his ignorance of the public's demands has led to the loss of his right to act ...




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