Protests As Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian Visits SF

On January 8th, Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian arrived in San Francisco. Many from the American Chinese community turned out in front of the St. Regis Hotel to greet Chen's motorcade. The turnout of Chen loyalists and opponents appeared equally divided. Supporters wore the green of Chen's DPP political party; opponents the traditional Chinese red. His opponents, composed of Taiwanese and mainland immigrants who wish to see the eventual reunification of Taiwan with the mainland drew the most attention from passerbys and the Chinese media with their cries denouncing Chen. They were especially critical of the corruption charges that Chen has been able to narrowly elude to date.


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