21 August 2019

Taiwan parliament remains shut amid student protests, paper says

Taiwan’s parliament was shut for a second day Wednesday after thousands of students stormed into the building to protest against what they termed as “illegal” passing of the cross-strait service pact, United Daily News reported Thursday. Wang Jin-pyng, head of the Legislative Yuan, has not yet given any order to disperse the students although the police is ready to take action, the report said. Meanwhile, the Economic Daily News reported that President Ma Ying-jeou has asked lawmakers from the ruling Kuomintang to do their best to get the pact passed before the end of the session, to ensure that there is no damage to Taiwan’s credibility.

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