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  1. 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 ...

  2. Farmers at rally say Chen forgot the little people

    Posted Jan 05th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung About 3,000 Taiwanese farmers from across the island yesterday demonstrated in front of the Council of Agriculture to protest against what they say is the government's failure to take care of their interests. 'No more sacrifice to farmers, high-handed government,' shouted the farmers, who were upset by a recent government decision to remove special ...

  3. '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 ...

  4. Chen overcomes torch relay hurdle

    Posted Oct 24th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei A private running club has applied to Taipei police on behalf of the government of President Chen Shui-bian for a torch relay starting today to promote his attempt to join the United Nations in the name of Taiwan. The last-minute application has saved the island's leader from embarrassment after he dared the city administration to arrest him for staging ...

  5. DPP shows rare unity at Chen inauguration

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan's pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party demonstrated rare unity during yesterday's inauguration of Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian as party chairman. A high-spirited Mr Chen assured members he would do all he could to send the party's presidential candidate, Frank Hsieh Chang-ting, to the presidential office next year. ...

  6. Chen warned over 'dangerous path' to instability

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Lawrence Chung

    ... Klaudia Lee and Lawrence Chung The push by Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian for 'de jure independence' has emerged as the 'most serious, dangerous and urgent problem' affecting cross-strait stability, Beijing adviser Yu Keli has warned. And there was no room for Beijing to compromise, he added. In a strongly worded article carried by state media yesterday, ...

  7. Chen refuses to leave plane after US snub

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

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian refused to get off an aircraft in Alaska yesterday en route to Honduras, in protest against Washington for barring him from making an overnight transit stay in the contiguous United States. A broadcast by Taiwan's cable news channel TVBS last night showed Mr Chen shaking hands with two formally dressed US ...

  8. Abandon 'China', Chen tells steel firm

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian is putting pressure on a steelmaker to drop 'China' from its title and find a new name, in line with recent trends. A company located next to China Steel, Taiwan CSBC Corp, has already changed its name from China Shipbuilding Corp. 'With China Steel just a wall apart, wouldn't it be odd to have one side called ...

  9. Chen's wife pleads innocent, collapses

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan's wheelchair-bound first lady collapsed and was rushed to hospital yesterday shortly after she pleaded innocent in a high-profile trial for embezzlement and forgery. Wu Shu-chen, 54, the paralysed wife of President Chen Shui-bian, fainted during a recess 90 minutes after the start of proceedings dubbed by Taiwanese media 'the trial ...

  10. Scholars add weight to calls for Chen to go

    Posted Jul 14th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian's simmering political crisis has flared again after a group of influential pro-government scholars joined calls for his resignation. The scholars, advocates of the so-called Taiwanese identity movement and long-time supporters of the independence-leaning Chen government, plan to issue a declaration this weekend asking ...




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