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  1. 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 ... at the congress will decide which direction to take on major motions such as reform of the party's recruitment and nomination systems, Chen's return and its cross-strait policies, among other ...

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    Taiwan to invite Chen Guangcheng for visit

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 06:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Taiwan’s main opposition party plans to invite blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng to the island, hoping he will address parliament, lawmakers said on Wednesday, in a move likely to anger Beijing. Lin Chia-lung, a legislator of the China-sceptic Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), said he will meet Chen on Friday in New York, his home since May ...

  3. Election bid by Chen's son tipped to split vote

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com The son of Taiwan's jailed ex-president Chen Shui-bian said yesterday that he would run in the island's legislative elections next year, a move that could have profound implications for the Democratic Progressive Party because of its vote-splitting effect. Chen Chih-chung, 32, told a rally in the southern city ...

  4. Taiwan's Chen cleared of stealing special state funds

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Imprisoned former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian was acquitted of embezzling special state funds in a dramatic twist that is likely ... Shu-chen in embezzling NT$104.5 million (HK$28 million) in special state funds while he was president between 2000 and 2008. In addition to the two bribery charges that he was convicted ...

  5. Anti-Chen group to form political party for Taiwan election

    Posted Nov 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan's Red Troop is back - in the form of a political party pledged to keep up the pressure on the graft-tainted government of President Chen Shui-bian. Key figures in the failed campaign to bring down Mr Chen are turning their one-off drive into a more constant movement by forming the Home Party, whose Chinese pronunciation sounds like 'hung ...

  6. KMT urges voter boycott of Chen's UN referendum

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The Kuomintang, Taiwan's opposition party, has called for a boycott of a referendum on UN membership proposed by the island's president, Chen Shui-bian. ... Progressive Party's referendum. 'The referendum initiated by Chen Shui-bian is... an election gambit, which has led to an international backlash,' Mr Wu said. Mr Chen has pushed to hold ...

  7. Cabinet reshuffle farce ends with Chen rejecting mass resignations

    Posted Jan 29th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan's cabinet reshuffle flip-flop has ended with Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian rejecting the resignations tendered by Premier Chang Chun-hsiung and his cabinet on Thursday. Instead of finding a chief executive to head the cabinet, as suggested by ruling Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Frank Hsieh Chang-ting, Mr Chen ...

  8. Chen to blame for DPP downfall, say young members of the party

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Outgoing Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian came under fire yesterday from a group of young members of the Democratic Progressive Party, who held him responsible for its downfall. Mr Chen 'must take the biggest share of the responsibility', said Tuan Yi-kang, a former DPP legislator. The party was drubbed in legislative elections in January and the recent ...

  9. Nothing wrong in pushing self-identity, Chen insists

    Posted Jan 17th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei A fiery Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian has insisted that he has done nothing wrong in promoting the island's 'self-identity', which critics have ... refers to a hard-core pro-independence group. An emphasis on the Taiwanese identity issue was a key tactic employed by Mr Chen in campaigning for candidates of the ruling Democratic Progressive ...

  10. The Chen factor

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Without denigrating the work of the Kuomintang, its triumph in the parliamentary elections on January 12 was, to a large extent, brought about by Taiwan's president, Chen Shui-bian- who insisted on being the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's election campaign commander-in-chief. External forces- that is, Washington and Beijing- also played their part. Mr Chen ...




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