Date: Feb 15, 2018
By: Lee Hsin-fang and Tseng Wei-cheng / Staff reporters
A group of Taiwanese students studying in China yesterday protested in front of the
Ministry of Transportation and Communications and the Presidential Office Building in Taipei over canceled cross-strait flights during the Lunar New Year holiday, which they said have made returning home difficult.
XiamenAir and China Eastern Airlines last month canceled plans for additional flights between Taiwan and China during the holiday after the Civil Aeronautics Administration put their applications on hold due to their planned use of the northbound M503 flight route, which was unilaterally launched by China.
The students blamed the ministry for sacrificing their rights for political reasons and demanded that Minister of Transportation and Communications Hochen Tan (賀陳旦) step down. [FULL STORY]