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  1. News - China

    DPP's Chiu Yi-ying's kick on justice minister's door causes political stir

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... and distance itself from the corruption-tainted Chen," said political analyst George Tsai Wei, a professor of the Chinese Culture University in Taipei. The DPP ruled between 2000 and 2008, until ... on minister's door stirs political pot Blame it on a fragile door or an angry female lawmaker's physical strength. A kick from an opposition lawmaker that knocked a panel off the office door ...

  2. High Court clears KMT candidate of corruption

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... of corruption, removing the major hurdle for him to stand in March's presidential poll. The court's verdict yesterday should give the mainland-conciliatory party's candidate a freer hand ... embezzling NT$11 million in special allowances during his time as Taipei mayor between 1998 and last year. Taipei district prosecutor Hou Kuan-jen charged Mr Ma with corruption, despite criticism ...

  3. Annette Lu pleads not guilty to corruption

    Posted Nov 20th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... of corruption and forgery for allegedly using others' receipts to make illicit spending claims worth NT$5.6 million (HK$1.34 million). In a trial that began in Taipei yesterday, Lu, the first ... them using receipts provided by others to make spending claims,' prosecutor Chou Shih-yu said. Both Mr Hsieh and Mr Su declined to comment. The practice has implicated political ...

  4. KMT to push for referendum on corruption as feud continues

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

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The Kuomintang is to push for a referendum on corruption, in what is the latest in a string of politically charged moves that have highlighted longstanding ideological feuds in Taiwan. 'The KMT will mobilise all members to push for an anti-corruption referendum and reclaim national assets stolen by corrupt officials,' said Wu Poh-hsiung, head ...

  5. No easy way out of corruption trial for Chen's wife

    Posted Dec 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Charges against Wu, aides do not violate constitution: judge The Taipei District Court yesterday maintained that the corruption trial of President Chen ... Wu Shu-chen, be exempted from trial for corruption. Wu, paralysed from the waist down, collapsed shortly after the start of her trial last Friday. She asked to be excused from the second ...

  6. Corruption trial of Taiwan leader's son-in-law begins

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

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Seven plead not guilty to charges of insider trading Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian's son-in-law went on trial yesterday over a corruption scandal ... corruption allegations tied to his family and government. The president's wife, Wu Shu-chen, is under investigation over allegations she accepted NT$5 million in department store gift vouchers ...


    Beijing won't rush into political talks with Taipei, analysts say

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Beijing to get own house in order before political dialogue, analyst says 'Too soon' for talks with Taiwan The report delivered by outgoing Communist Party general secretary Hu Jintao last week should remove any doubt in Taipei that Beijing will soon push for political talks, Taiwanese analysts said. Such a push may have ...

  8. News - China

    China extradites Taiwan suspect in Chen shooting

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

    ... him of having staged the shooting to garner voter sympathy – a charge he has flatly rejected. The disputed election plunged the island into political turmoil for many months, ... eight years, is currently serving an 18-and-a-half-year jail term on multiple corruption convictions stemming from his time as president. Chen insists that the legal action against him ...

  9. Prosecutor's replacement a 'political purge': officials

    Posted Mar 31st 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei A group of Taiwanese judicial officials have cried foul over the replacement of a senior prosecutor in charge of the investigation into alleged corruption implicating President Chen Shui-bian and his wife. The officials said yesterday the replacement of High Court Prosecutors Office leader Hsieh Wen-ting was a 'political purge' after he ...

  10. Leaked cables expose political infighting

    Posted Sep 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com A string of US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks relating to Taiwan has triggered a political furore on the island that is set ... aside thorny political differences in order to pave the way for talks. Wang's view of the agreement put the emphasis on 'one China', while Ma and other senior Taiwanese officials ...




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