Global Network wants meetings with delegates to Mexico About 300 anti-globalisation protestors marched to the Central Government Offices yesterday, calling for more transparency in the Hong Kong government's trade negotiations. The third protest in a week by Global Network - a coalition of trade unions, non-governmental organisations, religious and student groups - joined demonstrators around the world in opposing issues such as the privatisation of public services as the fifth ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organisation drew to a close in Mexico. Protesters yesterday marched from Chater Gardens to the government headquarters, demanding the government clearly state its stance on each of the items on the meeting's agenda. 'We demand monitoring of the Hong Kong representation,' Global Network spokesman Christopher Mung Siu-tat said. 'We see no transparency on what the government says in WTO meetings and what it agrees to. We request a meeting with the official representatives and will invite them to attend a seminar this month to talk about what was said.' On Friday, 130 protesters marched to the US consulate and a smaller demonstration was held on Thursday. Protesters yesterday carried placards opposing the General Agreement on Trade in Services and the privatisation of public services provided by the government. 'We think privatisation will benefit businessmen but will be harmful to the grassroots citizens, workers and residents,' said Mr Mung, a trade union organiser at the City University of Hong Kong. 'For example, during Sars, the public health system was quite important to the people, especially the poor and grassroots - we overcame the Sars crisis because of a good public health system. 'Privatising health care would be quite dangerous in facing such a crisis.' Mr Mung said the group, which was set up this year, would maintain its links with the anti-globalisation movement abroad and continue its efforts to educate people on the dangers of privatisation.