Chen Deming’s tour of Taiwan beset by protests

Taipei Times
Date:  Dec 04, 2015
By: Abraham Gerber  /  Staff reporter

China’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS)

A woman is dragged away by police yesterday in Yilan County after protesting against the lastest visit by China’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits Chairman Chen Deming.  Photo: CNA

A woman is dragged away by police yesterday in Yilan County after protesting against the lastest visit by China’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits Chairman Chen Deming. Photo: CNA

Chairman Chen Deming’s (陳德銘) tour of the nation continued to be marked with protests yesterday.

In a visit to Jinan Temple (進安宮) in Yilan County’s Nanfangao (南方澳) — accompanied by Want Want Group (旺旺集團) chairman Tsai Eng-meng (蔡衍明) — Chen was greeted from across the road by Falun Gong protesters, who held a banner and signs behind barriers in a designated protest zone.

Green Party-Social Democratic Party Alliance legislative candidate Wu Shao-wen (吳紹文) and independent candidate Sun Po-yu had earlier been hauled away from the temple’s entrance after they attempted to protest the negotiations on a cross-strait trade in goods agreement.     [FULL  STORY]

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