The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)

China trade deal protest

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Hundreds of thousands of demonstrat­ors gathered in the streets around Taiwan’s parliament yesterday to protest against a trade pact with China.

The rally was part of a nearly two-week-old protest that is challengin­g the president’s policy of moving the democratic island economical­ly closer to China.

Lin Fei-fan, a protest organiser, estimated that 500,000 people had turned out in the biggest demonstrat­ion since the movement started.

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