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Protests as Taiwan parliament pushes contentious reforms

Lawmakers in Taiwan jostled, unfurled banners and shouted at each other on Tuesday in a dispute about efforts to widen parliament oversight pushed by the opposition, despite the anger of the ruling party, which says there has been no consultation. The squabble comes as Lai Ching-te took office on Monday as the new president, facing not only an angry China, which views him as a "separatist", but also a fractured parliament, after his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lost its majority. Several...

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