Up To 30,000 In Taiwan Anti-China Rally Ahead Of Talks
Up to 30,000 protesters marched through Taiwan’s third-largest city Sunday, loudly and angrily voicing unease over closer China ties ahead of a high-level meeting with the giant neighbour.
Chanting and banner-wielding demonstrators filled the streets of downtown Taichung, the central city that will host the talks, highlighting deep divisions over China policy on this island of 23 million people.
“Go! Go! Taiwan!” chanted the protesters, many of them wearing orange headbands. “Taiwan, China — one country on each side!”