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Legislative speaker equivocal on how to break impasse
Central News Agency
2014-03-31 12:46 PM
Taipei, March 31 (CNA) Legislative Yuan speaker Wang Jin-pyng was ambiguous Monday about how to deal with protesters' two-week long occupation of the Legislature and its root cause -- the dispute over a trade-in-services agreement with China. When asked whether he had any plans to call a fifth round of consultations with ruling and opposition party caucuses or put forth other possible solutions, Wang said merely: "(Let's) keep working on it." After four rounds of failed talks, the caucuses were scheduled to meet again Saturday to find a way to deal with the prolonged occupation of the Legislature by protesters, but the meeting was canceled partly because the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party decided not to take part. The protesters have demanded that the pact be withdrawn from the Legislature until the enactment a new law to mandate full oversight of cross-Taiwan Strait agreements. (By Justin Su and Y.F. Low)
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