- Posted March 25, 2014 by
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Protesters occupy Taiwan legislature
Lin Answered Ma's Invitation To Talk
Hello, all media friends.
We have been stationed inside the Legislative Hall for a whole week. We may claim that we’ve harvested our first fruit today after all.
We know your focus is on that The Present Ma’s Office has issued a statement. The main point in the statement is that he would like to invite student representatives to start a conversation with him, without any presuppositions.
We are here to answer this invitation. We agree to a conversation without presuppositions. Nevertheless, we believe that it is of essence to have meaningful discussions on two issues that concerned us all.
The first issue is, Is it of necessity to have Laws on regulations of all cross-trait agreements.
The second issue is, if we ought to finalize the legislation on Regulatory Laws of Cross-Trait Agreements before we may initiate the review process of any Trade Agreement.
These two issues are of great concerns for all students who are in this hall today. They are also of great concerns for all students and citizens who are gathering around the Legislative Branch Building.
We agree to a dialogue with President Ma without presuppositions, yet the conversation needs to stick to these two issues that concern all of us, and the discussion has to be meaningful and in solid terms.
This is our official response to President Ma. And this moment came after a long and persistent waiting by many students.
Many media friends keep asking if we have a deadline for our protest? When will we end our occupying of the Legislative Hall? We have an easy answer to these questions: The one person who needs to think about ending this protest is President Ma. (Photo credit: Taiwan People News)