Sunday, August 2, 2015   

Taipei lawmakers trade blows over business
(03-12 18:50)

Taiwan's parliament descended into chaos amid a punch-up between lawmakers over a trade agreement with China.
Live TV images of the fighting showed one legislator being pushed to the ground while others grabbed each other by the collar.
The violence stemmed from a deal between China and Taiwan signed in June, aimed at further opening trade in services.
China has emerged as the island's leading trade partner.
But members of Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), and the smaller but more radical Taiwan Solidarity Union, have pledged to stop the latest trade pact from being ratified. They claim it will hurt small service companies and damage the Taiwanese economy.
The brawl broke out after opposition lawmakers stayed overnight at the parliament, a filibustering technique used by Taiwanese politicians.
Under the trade pact, China will open 80 of its service sectors to Taiwanese companies, while Taiwan will in turn allow Chinese investment in 64 sectors.—AFP

   
Other China breaking news:
New home prices rise in July (07-31 19:47)
Beijing to host 2022 to Winter Games (07-31 18:03)
Taiwan economy slows to 0.64pc (07-31 14:32)
Party shows no mercy to reviled general Guo (07-31 14:04)
Australian unions reject China pact (07-31 12:39)
Australian workers rally to denounce China free trade pact over jobs fears (07-31 12:35)
Enraged by suicide, students barge into Taipei education ministry (07-31 12:08)
‘Cold blooded’ KMT skewered after student protester’s suicide (07-30 21:24)
Myanmar frees 155 Chinese convicts jailed for illegal logging (07-30 18:18)
Ai Weiwei challenges UK visa authorities over ‘convict’ claims (07-30 17:59)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.