Protesters call for oversight laws on cross-strait talks

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 03, 2017
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has fallen behind in realizing promises to

Economic Democracy Union convener Lai Chung-chiang, second left, a union member dressed as the god of wealth, second right, and two other protesters hold up spring couplets outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday. Photo: CNA

pass legislation on the supervision of cross-strait negotiations, protesters said yesterday outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei.

A handful of Economic Democracy Union demonstrators brandished long, red Lunar New Year posters calling for the DPP to resume progress on the legislation.

“It is time for President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and the DPP to realize their promises, because it has been nearly three years since the Sunflower movement and this has dragged on too long,” union spokesman Chien Nien-yu (簡年佑) said.

A formal legislative review has yet to begin for the articles, which are intended to guarantee public participation in cross-strait negotiations and were a key demand of Sunflower movement protesters.    [FULL  STORY]

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