Scuffles break out in Taiwan over trade pact with China
TAIPEI (AP) - Dozens of Taiwanese scuffled with police on Wednesday in the rowdiest demonstration yet against a new trade agreement with China.
Signed on June 21, the pact allows each side to invest in the other's service sectors, including banking.
Its approval by Taiwan's legislature is considered to be a foregone conclusion because President Ma Ying-jeou's Nationalist Party enjoys a substantial majority in the 113-member body.
During the fracas outside the island's legislature, some of the demonstrators breached a police line and climbed over the fence of the legislative building.