Taiwan’s rather active democracy was on full display once again on Friday with negotiations surrounding a controversial infrastructure proposal erupting into a full-scale, water-balloon-chucking, chair-raising brawl.
The controversial plan, introduced by Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, would bring some $13.8 billion of light rail lines, flood control measures and green energy facilities to the island. However, the opposition Kuomintang Party believes that the plan was construed to take effect just before regional elections next year in order to gain the Democratic Progressive Party more support.
Lawmakers from both sides would appear to hold rather passionate positions on the issue.
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