The issue of privatization in Taiwan
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- Police, Protesters Tangle in Taiwan Initial
Public Offering Protest
- Reuters, 16 August 2000. Taiwan police armed with batons
and shields scuffled briefly with disgruntled employees of
state-owned Chunghwa Telecom on Wednesday as the company
began the biggest initial public offering in the
- Eight members of the TMTC labor union
launch hunger strike
- By Deborah Kuo, CNA, 4 June 2001. Tsai Wan-hsiung,
chairman of the TMTC labor union, and nearly one hundred
union members protest against the Transportation and
Communications Ministry's policies on TMTC's
privatization, with eight of the union members deciding to
begin a hunger strike.
- Petroleum Workers To Block Privatization Of
- CNA, Asia Pulse, Wednesday 30 October 30
2002. Concerned about losing their jobs in the process of
company privatization, workers of the Chinese Petroleum
Corp. (CPC) intend to block the screening of the
privatization plan at the Legislative Yuan.
- Workers lambaste plans for rail track
- By Hung-fu Hsueh, Taiwan News, 25 February
2003. Around 2,000 rail workers gathered yesterday in the
lobby of the Taipei Railway Station to demonstrate against
the plan to hand over—free of charge—two
platforms and four tracks to a private high-speed rail
company. Protesters say move would lead to layoffs and
demise of system.
- Demonstrations jolt DPP
- AP, Taipei Times, Tuesday 4 November
2003. Railway and telecom workers said at protests against
the government's privatization policies that the DPP
has become too cozy with big business.