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  1. News - China - COURT

    Former Ma Ying-jeou aide Lin Yi-shih jailed for extortion

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... relatives of all charges Former Ma aide jailed for extortion A former top aide of Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou was sentenced yesterday to seven years and four months in jail for using his ... at protecting Ma's key aides and at helping to clear the image of corruption in the Ma government," said Chao Tien-lin, a legislator with the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party. ...

  2. News - China - TAIWAN

    'Shocked' Ma apologises for close aide's bribery scandal

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by LAWRENCE CHUNG IN TAIPEI

    ... incident 'Shocked' Ma apologises for aide's bribery scandal Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou apologised yesterday over a close aide's implication in a bribery scandal linked ... to apologise after Lai, seen as one of his most trusted aides, was implicated in the scandal. Prosecutors allege that she received NT$1 million for lobbying at Taipei City Council meetings ...

  3. News - China - TAIWAN

    Graft probe of close aide deals blow to Ma's credibility

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by LAWRENCE CHUNG IN TAIPEI

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Lai Su-ju, the head of president's KMT office, allegedly took NT$1m for helping consortium to win the tender for a major construction project Graft probe of close aide a blow to Ma's credibility Taiwanese prosecutors are investigating claims of corruption involving a close aide of President Ma Ying-jeou. That deals a blow ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Senior Ma aide poised to take up U.S. posting

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by LAWRENCE CHUNG IN TAIPEI

    ... Ma aide poisedto take up u.s. posting The most trusted aide of Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou will head to Washington in a few weeks to assume his post as the island's envoy ... to the position. Pundits said the choice of King- Ma's closest aide since helping him win the Taipei mayoral election in 1997- has also helped defuse speculation the Ma administration has placed ...

  5. Top DPP aide joins Tsai in Taiwan ballot

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com The main opposition candidate for Taiwan's presidential election, Democratic Progressive Party chairwoman Dr Tsai Ing-wen, has named her chief aide, Su Jia-chyuan, as her running mate for January's poll. Yesterday's long-awaited announcement came a day after former premier Su Tseng-chang declined Tsai's ...

  6. Old maps aid Beijing's claim, collector says

    Posted Sep 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung A Hong Kong-based map collector has offered to lend his 100 antique maps to help China prove to the international community the Diaoyu Islands have long been its territory. Marcopolo Tam Siu-cheong, who owns more than 100,000 antique maps ...

  7. Another Chen aide comes under pressure to quit

    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei National security adviser Chiou I-jen may be next to go The position of another top aide of Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian is looking increasingly unsteady ... be among aides to step down in a second round of the continuing power realignment, observers said. The president has already approved the resignations of two of his right-hand men. Mr Chiou's ...

  8. Aides rally round embattled Chen

    Posted May 27th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese president wins backing of legislators over son-in-law's share scandal Top political aides of Chen Shui-bian last night called on Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party to rally round the embattled president amid the biggest personal crisis of his six years in office. 'The DPP is facing an unprecedented crisis because ...

  9. Aid offer labelled dollar diplomacy

    Posted Sep 24th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Taiwan will offer US$250 million in aid to its Central American allies under a 'co-prosperity' programme rapped by the island's opposition as a bid to buy better foreign relations. Taiwanese media outlets yesterday quoted President Chen Shui-bian as saying in an interview with a Guatemalan newspaper that he would formally announce the aid ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    China frees Tibetan activist and jails Guangdong cult member

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 05:52am by Patrick Boehler

    ... April Fools?  Baidu is reportedly working on Google Glass-like ‘Baidu Eye.’ Beijing News* Tencent promises not to charge ordinary WeChat users. Debate on Chinese aid to Africa Business Daily Africa China’s ‘unconditional foreign aid’ for African countries is a myth, says study. Business Day Live Zambia There is " no such thing as a free lunch." The Guardian 'Is China ...




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