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  1. Chen to woo foreign media

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian and his supporters are planning to woo international media to pressure the government for his release. Chen's office ... newspaper 'called us yesterday and also wrote to us in a formal request for an interview with [Chen]', said Chiang Chih-ming, chief secretary of Chen's office. He said his office ...

  2. Chen says US$1.9m sent to US for diplomatic missions

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian told his wife to send almost US$2 million in an unfrozen account in Singapore to a Democratic Progressive Party bigwig for diplomatic missions, Mr Chen told a court yesterday. The latest confession in Taipei District Court came after he admitted on August 14 that his wife wired US$21 million abroad without his knowledge. ...

  3. Still hope for party in presidential race: Chen

    Posted Jan 15th 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian said yesterday his ruling Democratic Progressive Party was still holding together despite its drubbing in Saturday's legislative elections and the party should not lose hope of winning the presidential election in March. During a 90-minute refuelling stopover at Anchorage airport in Alaska, Mr Chen told American Institute in Taiwan ...

  4. Chen's provocative Spratlys ploy inexcusable

    Posted Feb 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to amicably find a resolution. In such circumstances, the visit to one of the islands by Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian at the weekend can only be described as provocative. That he made the trip for political reasons adds a dimension to the conflict that is inexcusable. Mr Chen is a lame-duck leader. The opposition Kuomintang won parliamentary elections last month. Polls to determine his ...

  5. 'Red Troop' stops anti-Chen drive

    Posted Oct 31st 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The organisers of an anti-corruption campaign have decided to call off a year-long drive to depose Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian after the movement's leader left for the US for liver cancer treatment. Wei Chien-feng, deputy commander of the One Million People Campaign Against Corruption, said yesterday that with Mr Chen due to step down ...

  6. Mainland's rise a threat, warns Chen

    Posted Aug 15th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Taiwanese president urges the world to focus on Beijing's military build-up Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian yesterday criticised the school of thought ... mainland market.' Mr Chen said it was also built on the mainland's ability to continuously expand its military power, and to suppress social and economic disorder. Speaking ...

  7. Chen bid for China Oriental collapses

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Diana Chen Ningning, one of the mainland's richest women and the second-largest shareholder of China Oriental Group, has failed in her attempt to launch a hostile takeover and oust chairman Han Jingyuan. The steelmaker's share price is now expected to face downward pressure as Ms Chen has said she will consider selling her stake if her attempt is unsuccessful. ...

  8. Chen Shui-bian uses island visit to repeat claim to Diaoyus

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian reiterated Taipei's claim to the disputed Diaoyu Islands yesterday during a visit to a small island north of Taiwan in yet another high-profile bid to shore up his leadership. 'There is no doubt the Diaoyu Islands belong to Taiwan and we have never wavered or shifted our stance on this,' Mr Chen said during ...

  9. Chen under fire as ex-prisoner kills

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian came under fire yesterday after an academic was beaten to death by a recently released prisoner freed following Mr Chen's decision to commute more than 25,000 jail sentences. The opposition Kuomintang blamed Mr Chen, who unveiled his clemency plan in May. The KMT said Mr Chen should have prepared for the prisoners' release, ...

  10. Go ahead, arrest me, Chen dares mayor

    Posted Oct 20th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei President stands firm on Taipei torch relay Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian and Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-pin are embroiled in a row over the Chen government's ... to apply to city authorities to use the road and venue in Taipei for Wednesday's torch relay- an event by Mr Chen and the Democratic Progressive Party to trumpet the Chen government's bid ...




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