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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

    ... Lawrence Chung Request by the jailed former president to rejoin party ranks is an unwelcome distraction that could affect its chances in key elections Return of Chen a hot potato 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 ...

  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 ... 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 ...

  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

    China extradites Taiwan suspect in Chen shooting

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 06:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei A fugitive accused of modifying a gun and making the bullets used to shoot and injure Taiwan’s former president Chen Shui-bian in 2004 was extradited ... injured Chen and his running mate Annette Lu while they were campaigning for re-election. Chen went on to win the vote by a razor-thin 0.22 percentage point margin, with his challenger accusing ...

  8. News - China - CRIME

    Mainland to return Chen Shui-bian shooting suspect to Taiwan

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

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taiwan lawrence.chung@scmp.com Gun maker linked to alleged attempt on president's life may be sent back after 2006 flight to the mainland Chen shooting suspect 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  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 ... authorities said. “Chen is diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety disorder, both of which have become chronic,” the hospital said in a statement without elabourating. It recommended further ...




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