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Taiwanese protesters march against controversial textbook changes

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By Euronews
Taiwanese protesters march against controversial textbook changes

<p>Hundreds of Taiwanese protesters have marched through the streets of Taipei to vent their anger over revisions to high school textbooks. </p> <p>Students claim the changes present a warped version of history, slanted toward China and are aimed at brainwashing them to accept a “one China” policy. They want the revised curriculum scrapped.</p> <p>Sunday’s protest came after hundreds of students stormed the ministry of education compound on Friday, after one committed suicide earlier in the week. </p> <p>The demonstrations reflect a surge of nationalism among Taiwan’s youth, who are far more likely than their elders to identify as Taiwanese rather than Chinese.</p> <p>Beijing regards Taiwan as a renegade province and has not ruled out the use of force to bring the island under its control.</p>