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  1. Wu taking fall a cunning strategy to save Chen and son, analysts say

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Former Taiwanese first lady Wu Shu-chen's guilty pleas to money-laundering and document-forgery charges yesterday was a smart strategy to save her husband and son, analysts have said. Wu- charged with embezzling NT$104 million (HK$24.8 million) in special state funds, accepting NT$491.8 million in bribes and laundering at least US$21 million abroad- ...

  2. In from the cold

    Posted Sep 29th 2008, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... The party's embrace of Wu Huan was an apology to his family for past wrongs, and also to the intellectual class, writes Mark O'Neill One hot day in August 2005, Wu Huan, ... uncle to Zhongnanhai, the compound in central Beijing where the party leaders live, and enjoyed a happy evening, with a boisterous Mr Jiang playing the piano and singing, and Wu responding ...

  3. Close associates of Taiwan's former first lady plead guilty

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Ming-che if he could help settle the deal, which was opposed by Lin Hsin-yi, vice-premier at the time. The indictment said that with Wu's influence, former president Chen Shui-bian intervened ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Two close associates of Taiwan's former first lady, Wu Shu-chen, pleaded guilty yesterday to corruption and money-laundering charges, piling further pressure ...

  4. Shocking allegations in Chen trial

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... pleaded not guilty in his hearing. 'Wu Den-yi [KMT secretary general] had made a preemptive move' during the run-up to the presidential election last year, Chen told three judges ... such farcical plots. I suggest that he be sent to the mental hospital,' KMT legislator Chen Chieh said. Wu Den-yi sternly denied he had ever made those remarks about the video, while DPP legislator ...

  5. Chen and Wu not bribed, court told

    Posted Apr 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... bribes. Chen and his wife, Wu Shu-chen, who are charged with accepting bribes and other offences, appeared in the same court but never saw each other because Chen attended his trial late ... or Wu in exchange for help in obtaining a plot of land for the group to build a new LCD-panel plant in Lungtan, northern Taiwan. 'I had never approached the ex-president or the former first ...

  6. Taiwan's 'Empress Dowager' to face court over corruption charges

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Chiu Yi said. In her last summons in September, the Taipei District Court denied a request by prosecutors to arrest Wu for failing to show up for a court hearing, after the National Taiwan ... proof that those funds were obtained illegally, such as bribes or through embezzlement, before they can penalise the defendants,' lawyer Sam Wu said. Shih Yi-lin, one of the three lawyers ...

  7. Chen ends three-day hunger strike ahead of court date

    Posted Feb 24th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... He stopped drinking water on Sunday, resulting in a high pulse rate, nausea and dehydration, officials of the Taipei Detention Centre said. His wheelchair-bound wife, Wu Shu-chen, who faces the same charges, visited him for the first time at the detention centre and persuaded him to end his fast. Wu 'was worried about the health of the ex-president and wanted to persuade him ...

  8. Chen Shui-bian's daughter faces her first charge: perjury

    Posted Jun 04th 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... former director of Taipei 101, the signature skyscraper in Taiwan. Last month, she was accused of giving the former president and his wife, Wu Shu-chen, NT$10 million (HK$2.38 million) in bribes ... Times, a newspaper on the island. There were reports Chen Hsing-yu was prevented from leaving Taiwan because she would be charged with a crime. Legislator Chou Yi of the governing Kuomintang told ...

  9. Chen was not part of controversial land deal, witness says

    Posted Apr 10th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... laundering charges, Chen and his wife, Wu Shu-chen, are charged with accepting NT$400 million (HK$93 million) in bribes for helping businessman Koo Cheng-yun secure a NT$9 billion land deal in 2004. ... meeting to discuss the land deal, and asked him to buy the land from Mr Koo. He said he and then-premier Yu Shyi-kun, then vice-premier Lin Hsin-yi and Mr Wei were asked to attend the meeting. ...

  10. City Briefs

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A man was found bludgeoned to death in a hut in Lok Ma Chau yesterday. The man, thought to be a mainland visitor aged about 40, was found in the tin-sheet structure in Shek Wu Wai San Tsuen off Shek Wu Wai Road with head injuries. A bloodstained hammer was found outside. student hangs herself after tiff with boyfriend A 21-year-old university student used her shoe laces to hang ...




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