By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Supporters of the Taiwan Solidarity Union erupted into
the Grand Hotel Saturday in a protest against the start of a new round of talks between Taiwan and China about a trade-in-goods pact.
A trade-in-services accord signed in 2013 has still not been ratified as students and activists occupied the Legislative Yuan in protest last year, but the government and China want to wrap up work on a trade-in-goods pact before the end of this year.
As the 12th round of talks started its three-day term at the Grand Hotel Saturday morning, TSU members and supporters showed up outside, holding up placards reading “Taiwan is not for sale” in English and Chinese. [FULL STORY]