Taiwan passes controversial reform bill after violence and protests

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Taiwan’s opposition-controlled parliament has passed a controversial reform bill after days of hostile debate and physical fights between MPs inside, and mass protests by citizens outside. The bills passed 58 votes to 45, Bloomberg reported, after a third reading on Tuesday evening in Taipei during which there were further scuffles and members of the ruling party throwing paper planes and hurling garbage bags at the opposition. View image in fullscreen Protesters display banners and shout slogans during the passing of the controversial bill. Photograph: Ritchie B Tongo/EPA The bills were driven by the two major opposition parties, the nationalist Kuomintang...