TAIWAN-CHINA-POLITICS-ECONOMY-TRADE-PROTEST  CMC619Taipei: Student activists seized parliament work for three weeks in protest against a service trade treaty with China, The protest is now ended but with a threat that bigger action would be taken unless their demands are met.
“The departure does not mean we are giving up,” said student leader Lin Fei-fan, shortly before dozens of demonstrators clad in black T-shirts.
Holding sunflowers which are the symbol of their movement, the protesters, mostly young students, were warmly greeted by thousands of supporters as they emerged from the building. Opponents see the services trade deal as damaging Taiwan’s economy and leaving it vulnerable to political pressure from China. In Taiwan’s first such protest, the demonstrators broke security lines and occupied the main chamber of parliament in March.