Man-Yun Kao

Taiwan: a people reborn

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A mass campaign has delayed moves to liberalise the island's economy in favour of Chinese capitalism. Socialist Review reports on the roots of the campaign and the challenges it faces.

On 18 March, in a direct challenge to the government of Taiwan, hundreds of activists stormed the main legislative chamber in the capital Taipai, the Legislative Yuan (the Taiwanese parliament). They were protesting at a trade agreement with the People's Republic of China (known as the Cross-strait Service Trade Agreement, or CSSTA).

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