Legislative speaker promises to enact cross-strait monitoring law first
Central News Agency
2014-04-06 12:32 PM
Taipei, April 6 (CNA) Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng promised Sunday to enact a law monitoring Taiwan's pacts with China before the Legislature reviews the cross-strait trade-in-services pact. Wang pledged that before the enactment of the law, which has been called for by the student-led protesters occupying the Legislature, he will not hold any meetings between ruling and opposition party caucus whips -- a move necessary to break the stalemate between them over the controversial pact. Accompanied by the caucus whips outside the Legislative Yuan complex, he urged the student protesters, who have blocked legislative activities since March 18, to end their occupation and let the Legislature resume its regular functions. After his brief statement, Wang entered the main chamber to visit the protesters. His appearance at the chamber was greeted with applause from the protesters, who called it the first "good-will response" that they had seen during their 21-day occupation. (By Maubo Chang)
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