Sunflower Movement in Taiwan

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Sunflower Movement in Taiwan The Sunflower Movement, which was an Anti-Globalization Movement represented a sophisticated understanding movement of globalization from the university students of Taiwan. Between March 18 to April 10, 2014, hundreds of university students and other protestors occupied the chamber of parliament of Taiwan (Legislative Yuan). On March 17, day before the occupation began, the legislature's Internal Affairs Committee was about to begin a three day debate on the Cross-Strait Services Trade Agreement (CSSTA). However, the CSSTA chairman, Chang Ching-Chung, and a member of Taiwan's governing party of the KMT (Kuomintang), had abandoned and bypassed the committee's review and moved straight forward for legislative approval. The opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) immediately objected strongly on the floor of the chamber once they recognized the action of the Chairman. On March 18, around three hundred students gathered outside of the Legislative Yuan building, protesting to the Ma Ying-Jeou's government for mishandling the CSSTA. They expressed their frustration by the hasty review of the CSSTA, and demanding an article-by-article review of the trade agreement before moving it to the legislative floor. Finally, the government agreed to postpone the adoption of CSSTA and allowed the Internal Affairs Committee reviews all cross-strait agreement before passing for approval. Students waited until all cross-strait agreements had passed before they disbanded from the parliament building. The bypass action of the Chairman might seem trivial incident to some people and why would the students had a great reaction on this matter? There are three main causes behind this outbreak of the Sunflower Movement. First of all, the agreement has significantly increased the original limits for the Chinese investors. It will not only increase…...

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