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  1. Lee Teng-hui deftly handles mainland student

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui has proven himself to be a veteran politician still able to handle fiery queries shot at him. ... questions in a gentlemanly manner. Lee, who served three presidential terms between 1988 and 2000, was invited by National Central University, in the northern Taiwanese city of Hsinchu, to speak ...

  2. Lee Teng-hui indicted on embezzlement charges

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui has been indicted on charges of embezzlement while in office, becoming the island's second ... Ying-jeou targeting Dr Tsai Ing-wen, chairwoman of the Democratic Progressive Party, who is challenging Ma's re-election bid. Lee, 88, was Taiwan's first directly elected president ...

  3. Low-key New York welcome for Lee Teng-hui

    Posted Oct 16th 2005, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui arrived in New York yesterday on the second leg of a two-week private visit that has drawn mixed reactions from his friends and foes. Mr Lee, 82, was greeted by a group of independence-leaning supporters at the airport. Thirty supporters from local ethnic Taiwanese groups applauded his US visit. The mainland has ...

  4. Lee Teng-hui launches campaign for new charter

    Posted Jul 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui started an island-wide campaign yesterday to push for the introduction of a new constitution, ignoring warnings from Washington and Beijing that such a move could spell war for the island. Mr Lee told a rally in Taipei, which launched the 'Action for A Taiwanese Constitution' campaign, that the Republic of China- ...

  5. Lee Teng-hui outburst seen as election ploy

    Posted Feb 21st 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Party's poor prospects may explain why Taiwan's former president seems to have changed his views on independence Former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui ... independence' and thought there was 'no need to pursue Taiwan independence'. And contrary to the commonly held belief that he opposed investment links with the mainland, Mr Lee told ...

  6. Memorial must go: Taipei

    Posted Feb 19th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... army in the second world war. Some of the stones tablets of the structure, inaugurated by former President Lee Teng-hui on February 8, are inscribed with Japanese characters that glorify ...

  7. Taiwan to flex its military muscle

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... president Lee Teng-hui. The island decided against holding large-scale military parades and reviews after the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party, then the opposition party, criticised ... its 'national day' parade in an apparent display of its capacity to strike back should Beijing attack the island. The island's defence minister, General Lee Tien-yu, revealed ...

  8. One for the book

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Bradley Winterton

    ... the exhibition's final day, former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui had just concluded a speech and a protracted book-signing session. Security was tight, with young people, who can hardly have remembered his presidency, holding their digital cameras at arm's length and hoping to get a lucky shot over the heads of the dozen or so burly bodyguards. As he left, Mr Lee stopped at the Taiwan ...

  9. Christian values

    Posted Mar 24th 2005, 12:00am by Bradley Winterton

    ... Bradley Winterton, Taipei This month, Taiwan's former president Lee Teng-hui was awarded an honorary doctorate in theology by the Taiwan Theological College to celebrate its 132nd ... of affairs on the island. But whatever else it did, it did not lead him to believe that religious faith implied democracy in any form. Mr Lee may prove to have been the last of his line. Today, ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Aug 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... James Soong Chu-yu was the elected governor of Taiwan province from 1994 to 1998. Even Lee Teng-hui used the term 'ROC in Taiwan', in a speech in 1995. The provincial status was abolished only after Mr Soong had served his full term of office. Tony Ngan, Causeway Bay History told by the victors Peter Lee states that only those who can read and speak Chinese can ...




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