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Premier rejects protesters' demand for withdrawal of pact with China

2014/03/22 17:45:04

Premier Jiang Yi-hua (center left, in beige jacket)

Taipei, March 22 (CNA) Premier Jiang Yi-huah said Saturday the Executive Yuan has no intention of withdrawing a services trade pact between Taiwan and China but he hopes it will be examined thoroughly in the Legislature.

Jiang made the comment in response to students-led protesters, who have been occupying the Legislature since Tuesday, demanding that the agreement be scrapped.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin; click here for the updated story.)

(Premier Jiang Yi-huah speaks to protesters outside the Legislative Yuan Saturday afternoon, in Chinese)

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(For the latest on the Legislature occupation, click here.)