The truth isn’t all things to all people all of the time.
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By Wuly | Posted 2014/3/18 10:17 | Taiwan
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) in Taiwan had sent the cross-strait service trade agreement to a plenary session without being screened yesterday. More than 500 advocates and many civic groups gathered outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei tonight to make stern remonstrances. Some of the protesters broke into the meeting room of the Legislative Yuan not only to show great anger but to remind the authority that “the Congress belongs to the people” and a politician should speak the voice of his people. It’s the first time in Taiwanese history for young students to occupy the Legislative Yuan. They swear to make Taiwan the second Ukraine if President Ma and the KMT party fail to give a line-by-line review of the deal that could impact tens of millions of Taiwanese people.
While the young students and civic groups, mostly NGOs, decide to stay up all night at the Legislative Yuan until the KMT and the government admit this current agreement being invalid, the deployment of at least 150 riot police has been made by the authority. Having no water,food, sleeping bags, and even not being allowed to use the restrooms, some people condemn the government for being inhuman and brutal.
According to the opinion poll, more than 75% Taiwanese people demand a line-by-line review of this controversial deal; however, the pact has been described as an “under-the-table” trade agreement without consideration of most Taiwanese people.
This moment is critical for the future and democracy of Taiwan.
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