Want China Times
Five of Taiwan’s private university presidents made an announcement Sunday calling for
student protesters outside the Ministry of Education to withdraw as soon as possible and begin a rational dialogue with the ministry, but it was swiftly rejected by the protesters.
Chang Kwang-cheng of Chung Yuan Christian University in Zhongli read the announcement in a press conference, saying they understand the objectives of students’ protest and approve of their ideals, but condemn any unlawful and disorderly actions and hope the issue can be discussed rationally.
The announcement said they regret that some students’ radical approach to protesting may set a bad example and are concerned the issue could make the society more confrontational and impair Taiwan’s competitiveness in the future.
They called for the education ministry to invite professionals, experts and student representatives to fully communicate and find a solution and also called for students to stop protesting and withdraw from the front of the ministry building. [FULL STORY]