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  1. Chen Yunlin to steer clear of Tainan in visit

    Posted Feb 17th 2011, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The mainland's top cross-strait negotiator, Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (Arats) president Chen Yunlin, has decided to drop the Tainan leg of a six-day visit to Taiwan starting next week. The decision came after pro-independence activists announced plans to stage protests in the southern city against Chen's visit. ...

  2. Prison declares Chen's wife too ill to serve time

    Posted Feb 19th 2011, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei A Taiwanese prison has decided not to imprison the wheelchair-bound wife of jailed former president Chen Shui-bian due to her poor health, ending months of controversy over her fate. The decision on Wu Shu-chen, 57, made after an assessment by a medical team yesterday, was welcomed by Chen, who is serving a 19-year sentence in Taipei Prison after being ...

  3. Swiss return US$21m from Chen accounts

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Swiss authorities returned US$21 million to Taiwan from accounts held in the names of the family members of disgraced former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian (pictured). The funds- deposited in Merrill Lynch Bank (Suisse) and the Royal Bank of Scotland in Switzerland by Chen's son, Chen Chih-chung, and daughter-in-law, Huang Jui-ching- were frozen ...

  4. Chen begins jail sentence but keeps his influence on pro-independence camp

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Disgraced former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian yesterday began serving a 19-year sentence for corruption, but analysts said he would continue to have an influence on the island's pro-independence camp. Chen, 60, who became the first former leader of the island to be jailed, was convicted last month of corruption while president from 2000 ...

  5. Chen's ailing wife bound for prison hospital

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese authorities have decided to send the ailing wife of disgraced former president Chen Shui-bian to prison, risking a possible political crisis if she dies in jail. The Supreme Court sentenced Wu Shu-chen last month along with Chen to 19 years in prison for corruption. Chen began serving his prison sentence on Thursday, but the judicial authorities ...

  6. 'Prostitute-gate' the first stumble for Chen's son

    Posted Aug 06th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei From a rich daddy's boy to a defender of the 'nation of Taiwan', the son of convicted former president Chen Shui-bian is trying to do everything he can to restore the political glory of his father. Chen Chih-chung's mission includes winning a seat in the November 27 Kaohsiung City Council election in southern Taiwan. He sees ...

  7. US bids to take over two properties owned by Chen Shui-bian

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The United States is seeking to take over two properties owned by former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian and his wife, dealing yet another blow ... against properties in New York and Virginia, which represent a portion of illegal bribes paid to the former president and his wife, Wu Shu-chen. According to the complaints, in 2005 and 2006, ...

  8. Taiwan court to rule on Chen's appeal

    Posted Jun 11th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The Taiwan High Court is to decide today whether to uphold or reverse former president Chen Shui-bian's conviction on corruption charges, for which he has been sentenced by a district court to life imprisonment. If the guilty verdicts against Chen on various charges are all reversed today, Chen could be a free man. If not, the appeals process ...

  9. Court clears Chen of graft charge

    Posted Jun 09th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The Taipei District Court has found ex-president Chen Shui-bian not guilty of embezzling diplomatic funds due to lack of evidence. Yesterday's ruling comes as an appeal court's decision looms on the same court's earlier conviction of Chen for a raft of financial and other offences, for which he was sentenced to life imprisonment. Chen ...

  10. Chen's family sees jail terms cut

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Chen Shui-bian. The term of Wu Shu-chen- Chen's wheelchair-bound wife, who was found guilty of perjury in September by the Taipei District Court- was cut to nine months. The six-month sentences for her son, Chen Chih-chung; daughter, Dr Chen Hsin-yu, a dentist; and son-in-law Dr Chao Chien-ming, a physician, were also cut. 'We have decided to reduce the sentences against ...




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