Chen Shui

Chen's provocative Spratlys ploy inexcusable

Reputed vast oil and gas reserves, rich fishing stocks and the world's busiest shipping lanes make the Spratly Islands enticing prizes for the six governments making claims.

Monday, 4 February, 2008, 12:00am

Cabinet reshuffle farce ends with Chen rejecting mass resignations

Taiwan's cabinet reshuffle flip-flop has ended with Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian rejecting the resignations tendered by Premier Chang Chun-hsiung and his cabinet on Thursday.

29 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

The Chen factor

Without denigrating the work of the Kuomintang, its triumph in the parliamentary elections on January 12 was, to a large extent, brought about by Taiwan's president, Chen Shui-bian - who insisted on being the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's election campaign commander-in-chief. External forces - that is, Washington and Beijing - also played their part.

23 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Nothing wrong in pushing self-identity, Chen insists

A fiery Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian has insisted that he has done nothing wrong in promoting the island's 'self-identity', which critics have said is the cause of the ruling party's drubbing in a legislative election last weekend.

17 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Still hope for party in presidential race: Chen

Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian said yesterday his ruling Democratic Progressive Party was still holding together despite its drubbing in Saturday's legislative elections and the party should not lose hope of winning the presidential election in March.

15 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Chen licks his wounds on six-day trip to Central America

Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian left for Central America to cement ties with Guatemala and St Lucia yesterday, a day after his ruling Democratic Progressive Party's worst election defeat.

14 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Taiwan election landslide for KMT

Nationalists win 81 seats, to 27 for Chen's party, in island poll

The Kuomintang scored a sweeping victory in Taiwan's legislative election yesterday, a result seen as a vote of no confidence in the island's pro-independence leader, Chen Shui-bian.

13 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Farmers at rally say Chen forgot the little people

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.

5 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Chen blasts US for not backing UN vote

Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian has blasted the US, the island's biggest unofficial ally, for caving in to pressure from the mainland and failing to support Taiwan's referendum on UN membership.

2 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Chen using distractions ahead of poll to hide failures, say analysts

Candidates for Taiwan's legislative elections next month drew lots yesterday to determine their places on ballot papers.

20 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Chen's talk of martial law sparks outcry

KMT attacks 'mad' musings by president

Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian has come under fire from opposition politicians for declaring that he is considering reinstating martial law on the island.

27 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Anti-Chen group to form political party for Taiwan election

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 dang' or 'red party'.

22 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Chen lashes out at Hsieh again over cross-strait trade 'rhetoric'

Taiwanese presidential candidate Frank Hsieh Chang-ting has again received a slap in the face from his party leader, Chen Shui-bian, who dismissed the Democratic Progressive Party hopeful's recent comments on cross-strait ties as mere 'campaign rhetoric'.

Mr Chen, the Taiwanese president, said: 'Certain campaign rhetoric, we shouldn't take seriously.'

14 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

'Red Troop' stops anti-Chen drive

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.

31 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Chen overcomes torch relay hurdle

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.

24 Oct 2007 - 12:00am