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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan legislature to probe influence-peddling claims against lawmakers

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... lawmakers' phones. Investigators have released wiretap transcripts appearing to show Ker calling Wang for help and Wang in turn lobbying former justice minister Tseng Yung-fu for leniency ...

  2. Taiwanese health minister in hospital after lawmakers' fracas over milk scare

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Ching-chuan, who became health minister on Friday last week after Lin Fang-yue's resignation over his mishandling of the issue, was mobbed by opposition lawmakers yesterday. Furious at Mr Yeh's decision to ignore their request for a meeting on how the matter was being handled, lawmakers from the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) tried to force him to talk ...

  3. Chen's son-in-law set up firm to launder money, lawmaker claims

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese investigators are probing an allegation that former president Chen Shui-bian's son-in-law set up a NT$64 million (HK$16.4 million) company in the British Virgin Islands to launder money. The allegation, rejected by ...

  4. First lady sick, says lawmaker

    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung The blood pressure of Taiwan's first lady, Wu Shu-chen, dropped to dangerously low levels as she continued to battle a string of scandals plaguing her and her son-in-law, a lawmaker said. According to legislature Speaker Wang Jing-pyng, President Chen Shui-bian said Ms Wu was 'in a critical condition' on Wednesday, with her systolic pressure ...

  5. Lawmakers clash with police in Chen protest

    Posted Jun 21st 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... and 'Eradicate corruption to save Taiwan' as they broke through a police cordon to move towards the presidential office. The lawmakers, waving banners and placards reading 'Contempt ...

  6. Lawmakers vote to discuss ousting Chen

    Posted Jun 13th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... lawmakers and 25 representatives of Mr Chen's Democratic Progressive Party to get the necessary 148 votes for a public referendum. Despite the corruption allegations against the first family, ...

  7. Cross-strait goals slipped onto lawmakers' agenda at last minute

    Posted Jul 29th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Taiwanese Premier Su Tseng-chang's cabinet yesterday managed to include two controversial cross-strait business ideas on the agenda to be debated by policymakers as a two-day economic forum ended. Despite pressure from the pro-independ ...

  8. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan premier's report blocked in stormy opening legislative session

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Rowdy opposition lawmakers stop Jiang delivering opening-session report, in showdown over KMT attempt to sack legislature's speaker Speech by premier blocked amid chaos Taiwan's rowdy opposition lawmakers yesterday stopped Premier Jiang Yi-huah delivering a government administrative report during the opening of the new ...

  9. News - China - TAIWAN

    Ma Ying-jeou seeks to control fallout from bid to expel speaker

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com President meets KMT lawmakers behind closed doors, telling them claims of Wang Jin-pyng's judicial interference could not be ignored Ma seeks to control fallout from bid to expel speaker Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has held a series of closed-door meetings with Kuomintang lawmakers in an effort to cool simmering ...

  10. News - China

    Ma’s move against speaker leaves Taiwan in turmoil

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

    ... an opposition lawmaker has sparked the biggest political crisis on the island since 2006, when thousands took to the streets to demand the ousting of corrupt former president Chen Shui-bian. The fallout threatens to hit the judicial, executive and legislative branches of government and may undermine the very constitution and judicial system Ma vowed to protect, analysts and lawmakers say. "At ...




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