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Protesters occupy government building in Taiwan over China trade pact

Protesters occupy government building in Taiwan over China trade pact
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Demonstrators in Taiwan have occupied part of the government’s headquarters in a protest against a controversial trade pact with mainland China.

Thirteen people were injured in scuffles with police.

The protesters claim the deal will hurt small service companies while Taiwan’s president says its vital for the island’s prosperity.

Parliamentary approval of the agreement on April 8 would open 80 of China’s service sectors to Taiwan and 64 Taiwanese sectors to China.