TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A small group of Taiwanese protesters has scuffled with police ahead of a legislative debate on Taiwan's latest trade pact with China.

The pact, signed between the sides on June 21, allows them to invest in the other's service sectors, including banking. Its approval by Taiwan's legislature is considered to be a foregone conclusion because the government has a large majority.

No one was arrested in Monday's scuffles.

The opposition Democratic Progressive Party opposes the bill because it says it will add to what it already considers to be undue Chinese influence over Taiwan.

The two sides split amid civil war in 1949, and China continues to claim the island as part of its territory, to be brought back into the fold by persuasion if possible, by force if necessary.

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