19 July 2019

DPP protests cross-strait trade pact passage to Yuan, paper says

Legislators from Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) have voiced strong opposition to a decision by Chang Ching-chung, a convener for the ruling Kuomintang, to close committee discussion of a cross-strait service pact and send the agreement to the Legislative Yuan, Apple Daily reported Wednesday. Chang said that after three months in the committee stage there was no need to discuss the proposal clause by clause and it should now be reviewed by the parliament. The DPP said the move went against both parties’ previous agreement. Meanwhile, the United Daily News reported Wednesday that more than 100 students stormed the Yuan Tuesday night and clashed with police, demanding that the government respond to public opposition to the deal.

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