Students in Taiwan on Thursday ended a 24-day occupation of the legislature that protested a trade deal with mainland China after lawmakers gave in to demands for more oversight over such agreements, Bloomberg reported. Legislative speaker Wang Jin-pyng pledged on April 6 to halt debate on the services trade pact with the mainland until new oversight rules are passed. The trade agreement on services industry, signed in June, would open as many as 80 industries between the two countries. The Sunflower movement, as the protest is known, was organized by students concerned with Taiwan’s greater economic integration with the mainland.
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