24 Feb '11, 4am

Taiwan protesters throw eggs, flowers at China envoy: KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan) - A SENIOR Chinese official arrived on

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan) - A SENIOR Chinese official arrived on Thursday in south Taiwan, a hotbed of anti-Beijing sentiment, as protesters threw eggs and flowers in a reference to Tunisia's 'Jasmine revolution'. Close to 200 demonstrators were waiting for Chen Yunlin, China's top negotiator for Taiwan, as he arrived for a forum at the port of Kaohsiung, the island's second-largest city. 'Support Taiwan independence,' the protesters chanted, as some of them threw eggs and chrysanthemums in the direction of Mr Chen's motorcade. They said the chrysanthemums served as a substitute, since it is not the season for jasmine. None of the projectiles hit the passing vehicles, as the demonstrators were kept at a distance by a large police presence. Mr Chen's trip, which began on Wednesday, is his fourth to Taiwan, but it is the first time he has visited the south of the island, where anti...

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