Video: Taiwanese Protest China Envoy Visit part of Chinese activist Chen to visit China's rival Taiwan

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Beijing : China | over 1 year ago
Topics Activist and advocate Chen Guangcheng smiles at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York May 31, 2012. Blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng, whose escape from...
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Taiwanese Protest China Envoy Visit

Moving onto Taiwan, where pro-independence protesters sit in front of Taiwan's legislature to protest a visiting Chinese Communist Party official. He's in Taiwan to discuss details of improved cross-strait economic ties. STORY: Taiwan's main opposition party, concerned that Taiwan is getting too close to China, kicked off a three-day protest sit-in today. That's after more than 3000 people sat in front of Taiwan's legislature on Monday evening protesting the arrival of China's top negotiator for cross-strait relations. The opposition, in power from 2000 to 2008, advocated independence from China and did not negotiate with Beijing. [Mrs. Liao, Protester]: "I think they should set rules to clearly define that Taiwan is Taiwan, and China is China, totally unrelated. We don't want to be ruled by them, if that happens people will stand up against them regardless of gender and profession." With heightened security in the city during the Chinese official's visit, protesters express concern their freedoms would be curtailed in favour of improved Taiwan-China relations. [Shiao-shun, Protestor]: "Only one official comes to visit, our freedom is already so much restricted, we cannot imagine what will happen next. Now they open up for Chinese credentials and Chinese investment while the two countries are still hostile, more than a thousand missiles are still aimed at us, how can we trust the government?." Chen Yunlin, the top Chinese negotiator who began China's first high-level <b>...</b>
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