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The Taiwan Protests: Regional and Economic Implications

Bonnie Glaser on Taiwan’s controversial trade agreement with China and the significance for cross-strait relations.

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The Taiwan Protests: Regional and Economic Implications
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The occupation of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan and the related mass protests have revealed intense popular opposition to the Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement with China. The Diplomat speaks with Bonnie Glaser about the roots of this opposition, and what these protests might mean for cross-strait relations and Taiwan’s future trade negotiations.