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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan’s jailed ex-president suffering severe mental ailments: doctors

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 03:53pm by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Chen Shui-bian suffers from brain shrinkage among many symptoms of worsening health – but pardon still seems unlikely The health of imprisoned ex-Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian has continued to deteriorate, with new reports suggesting the former leader is suffering from severe brain shrinkage. Chen is currently serving ...

  2. News - China

    Taiwan says former president Chen Shui-bian attempted suicide with towel

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 02:24pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Taipei Taiwan’s imprisoned former president Chen Shui-bian tried to kill himself but was stopped by guards, the Justice Ministry said on Monday. A ministry statement said Chen used a towel to try to kill himself on Sunday night in a bathroom at Taichung prison in central Taiwan. It did not elaborate on how the towel was employed. Without commenting on any ...

  3. News - China - TAIPEI BRIEFING

    Return of Chen Shui-bian a dilemma for opposition party in Taiwan

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... for opposition DPP Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party has been caught on the horns of a dilemma by the request of imprisoned former president Chen Shui-bian to return to the party ... against the party if Chen were reinstated, former DPP legislator Lin Cho-shui questioned the efforts by Chen loyalists to orchestrate his return. "Welcoming him back is tantamount to putting ...

  4. News - China

    Taiwan's jailed ex-president Chen Shui-bian tries to hang himself

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Chen Shui-bian was reportedly upset over exclusion from legal amnesty for funds use Taiwan's ex-leader in jail suicide attempt Imprisoned former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian tried to commit suicide by hanging himself with a towel on Sunday, but was stopped by wardens, Taiwan's justice ministry said. Chen, 62 ...

  5. News - China - TAIWAN

    DPP congress poised for conflict over gangsters, Chen Shui-bian

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... as nominal members and the planned return to the party of former president Chen Shui-bian, now in jail for corruption, a motion by younger members seeking a revision of the party's cross-strait policies is also likely to raise tempers. Didn't anyone know it would be a big disaster for him to return to the party? Lin Cho-shui, a former DPP legislator More than 430 DPP members ...

  6. News - China - TAIWAN

    Rights group urges release of Chen Shui-bian from prison

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... RIGHTS GROUP CALLS FOR RELEASE OF CHEN SHUI-BIAN A US-based human-rights group expressed grave concerns on Wednesday over the reportedly deteriorating health of Taiwan's former president, Chen Shui-bian, who is serving an 18-year sentence for corruption. In an open letter to Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou, the president of the Formosan Association for Human Rights urged ...

  7. News - China - CRIME

    Mainland to return Chen Shui-bian shooting suspect to Taiwan

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... to be returned 'soon' The mainland is expected to soon return a Taiwanese suspect involved in the controversial election-eve shooting of then Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian in 2004. Tang ... to stage a show to fool the public and that the bullets that injured Chen Shui-bian and Lu were not from the guns he made. Tang also claimed that both he and Chen Yi-hsiung were scapegoats. ...

  8. News - China - TAIWAN

    US seizes two homes linked to Taiwan’s Chen Shui-bian

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 04:44pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US authorities have seized two residences worth US$2.1 million bought by the family of Taiwan’s jailed ex-president Chen Shui-bian with alleged bribe money, the Justice Department said on Wednesday. The condo in Manhattan and a home in Virginia had been owned by Chen’s son, but US authorities believe they were purchased with bribes paid to his ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Taiwan's jailed ex-president back to hospital Former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian will be transferred ... activists who joined last year's protest march on the North Point police station will hear their verdicts in Eastern Court, where they have been charged with unlawful assembly. The activists ...

  10. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan’s jailed ex-leader Chen Shui-bian has ‘severe depression’

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 07:43pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Taiwan’s jailed ex-president Chen Shui-bian is suffering from “severe” depression and requires psychiatric treatment, a hospital said on Thursday. Chen was convicted of bribery in 2009 and is serving a prison term of 17 years and six months, while facing several additional graft charges stemming from his time as president between 2000 and 2008. ...




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