Union activists stage protests against visit by ARATS chief

Taiwan News
Date: 2015-12-02
By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

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

Union activists protest against ARATS chief.  Central News Agency

Union activists protest against ARATS chief. Central News Agency

was met with strong protest in Taipei as he arrived for negotiations on a trade in goods agreement with local businesses, reports said Wednesday.

Representatives from the Economic Democracy Union, Taiwan March and other groups gathered outside the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCMBE) in Taipei to protest Beijing’s takeover of the island’s economy.

“Get out of Taiwan!” they shouted. “Go back to China!”

The morning rife garnered over 200 police officers who rushed to the scene to disperse the angry crowd.

Economic Democracy Union convener Lai Chung-chiang denounced China’s move to buyout Taiwan’s supply chains involving machine tools, cars, and electronics. “Their motives are clear, they are trying to engulf us with Chinese investments,” he said.      [FULL  STORY]

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