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Demonstrations in 49 cities show solidarity with students occupying Legislature (2014/03/31)

Besides those demonstrating in Taiwan yesterday, the Sunflower Movement drew support of Taiwanese studying overseas. Activities took place in nearly 50 cities worldwide as students sought to let people know what is happening in their home country. 

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Urban Renewal Project (2014/03/31)

For nearly two decades property rights have stalled progress in the “justice building” urban renewal project in Taipei. Dismantling of old structures on this prime piece of real estate near Zhongxiao Fuxing Station finally began today. 

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Los Angeles Dodgers take on San Diego Padres in MLB’s opening night (2014/03/31)

Major League Baseball’s opening night pitted the Los Angeles Dodgers against the San Diego Padres. The Dodgers lead the league in payroll, but their high priced bullpen had trouble keeping the Padres at bay.

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Student leaders thank crowds who gathered to protest cross-strait trade-in-services pact (2014/03/30)

From midday today a mass of black-shirted protesters assembled on Ketagalan Boulevard and surrounding streets. Organizers estimate that hundreds of thousands of people joined together in protest against the cross-strait trade-in-services pact. Student leaders thanked those who came out to support what they are calling an historical event. 

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Professors turn out for Sunday’s protest on Ketagalan Boulevard (2014/03/30)

Today’s protest attracted professors standing in solidarity with students opposing the cross-strait trade-in-services pact. As some led a sit-in outside the Legislative Yuan to protect the students inside, others joined those demonstrating on Ketagalan Boulevard. 

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Past democracy activists turn out to support student demonstrators (2014/03/30)

Twenty-four years ago student activists gathered in Taipei to seek direct elections. Today leaders of the demonstration, known as the Wild Lily Student Movement, returned to Memorial Square, now called Liberty Square. They marched with students protesting against the cross-strait trade-in-services pact. 

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Trade-in-services pact opponents aim for 100,000 to join Sunday demonstration (2014/03/28)

Students are drumming up support for their Sunday protest on Ketagalan Boulevard. They hope to mobilize 100,000 people to express opposition to the trade-in-services pact that Taiwan signed with China. 

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Protest Permit Approved (2014/03/28)

Student protesters have already received a permit for their Sunday protest. 

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As students seek to expand protest, New Taipei mayor suggests they find a way to end occupation (2014/03/28)

The students hope the Sunday protest will raise the stakes of their movement and bring President Ma Ying-jeou’s government to its knees. A municipal leader in Ma’s KMT party, New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu, urged the students to instead take a step back and allow normal democratic mechanisms to resume. 

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Premier bends a little to student demands, but two sides remain far apart (2014/03/28)

After showing virtually no willingness to compromise, the ruling KMT has become more accepting of some of the student demands. Today Premier Jiang Yi-huah said the government is open to drafting a screening mechanism for future cross-strait agreements. But he is unwilling for review of the cross-strait trade-in-services pact to be postponed until this screening mechanism is in place. ##

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In joint statement, university presidents call for communication between government, students (2014/03/28)

University presidents have mixed feels about the student protests. While most are pleased to see their students passionate about national affairs, the presidents are not happy to see the students skipping classes. 

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Opposition releases poll showing support for trade pact to be renegotiated (2014/03/28)

The student occupation of the Legislature has drawn more attention to the trade-in-services pact Taiwan signed with China. That has helped many people better understand the agreement, and over 70 percent of respondents feel it should be renegotiated, according to a poll conducted by the opposition DPP. 

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BRIEFS (2014/03/28)

Chen Prepares for Season Start
Taiwan’s Chen Wei-yin is preparing for his first start of the season for the Baltimore Orioles. The outing will likely be Friday, April 4 against the defending MLB champs, the Boston Red Sox. Today in Chen’s bullpen session, the Orioles deliberately reduced his number of pitches to prepare him for next week’s start. The Orioles also recently departed their Florida spring training base and returned to Baltimore to prepare for the start of the season.

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Student protesters call for public protest on Ketagalan Boulevard on Sunday (2014/03/27)

As the occupation of the Legislature over the cross-strait trade-in-services pact entered its tenth day, students called for a mass demonstration this Sunday. Organizers are calling for protesters to convene on Ketagalan Boulevard and show solidarity in their opposition to the trade pact.

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FTV joins Ever Rich Foundation to announce winners of photo contest (2014/03/28)

To promote the beauty of Taiwan, FTV joined hands with Ever Rich Foundation to host a photo competition. Nearly 18,000 photos were submitted with the winners announced today. 

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Former president who faced his own student revolt speaks about the impasse (2014/03/27)

The current student revolt against the trade-in-services agreement may evoke memories of the six-day White Lily student movement in 1990 that pushed for direct presidential elections. Then President Lee Teng-hui met with student protesters to diffuse the situation, and on Thursday he talked about the experience. 

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Police, protesters exchange charges of violence in Executive Yuan incident (2014/03/27)

Clashes between police and protesters at the Executive Yuan early Monday morning have led the two sides to blame each other for the confrontation. Supporters of the protesters have accused the police of using excessive force while the government has defended the police, saying it was the students who resisted police efforts to evict them from the government compound. 

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Students from Premier Jiang’s old department call on him to step down (2014/03/27)

Premier Jiang Yi-huah used to teach political science at National Taiwan University, but his former department has turned on him for his handling of protests against a controversial trade-in-services pact with China. Some 760 NTU political science students and graduates have signed a petition asking Jiang to step down. A protest was also held on Thursday to further vent their displeasure. 

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Student leader at the center of Executive Yuan siege holds outdoor lecture (2014/03/27)

Dennis Wei, a student detained but later released by police for his involvement in the siege of the Executive Yuan, gave a lecture attracting 300 students Wednesday night. The event at National Chiao Tung University was scheduled to take place indoors but had to be moved outdoors to accommodate the crowd. 

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Central bank governor, Perng Fai-nan, maintains interest rates, supports trade pact` (2014/03/27)

Today, Taiwan’s central bank announced it would leave interest rates unchanged at a meeting of directors and supervisors. Central bank governor, Perng Fai-nan also voiced his support for the cross-strait trade-in-services pact which he said would help Taiwan remain competitive.

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