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Government of the Republic of China

Medal reportedly belonging to Chiang Kai-shek goes unsold at HK auction

A medal said to have been presented to late Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek remained unsold at a Hong Kong auction yesterday amid doubts about its authenticity.

Saturday, 25 August, 2012, 2:50am

Spoilt for choice in Kenting

I was sitting at the back of the car with two complete strangers - a middle-aged woman and a fierce-looking man. None of us was speaking. Dead silence.

Then the unexpected came. 'Where are you from?' the woman asked me.

9 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Fraudster Lily Chiang praised as model citizen

High-profile businesswoman Lily Chiang Lai-lei was described as 'the very model of an ideal citizen of Hong Kong' who exhibits the best qualities, her lawyers said in a plea for leniency in sentencing yesterday.

The former chairwoman of the General Chamber of Commerce was convicted of a shares fraud on Thursday.

11 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Taiwanese deputy coy on focus of Hu meeting

Taiwanese vice-president-elect Vincent Siew Wan-chang said yesterday he expected to meet mainland President Hu Jintao this week but would not say whether they would hold political discussions.

Speaking in Taipei, Mr Siew sidestepped concern he would erode the island's status when he met Mr Hu at the Boao Forum, in Hainan .

8 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Top judge dismisses Chen's bias allegations

The head of Taiwan's Judicial Yuan has defended the judiciary after President Chen Shui-bian said he did not trust its officials.

'I believe judges here do not have any political leaning towards the pan-blue [opposition] or the pan-green [government] camp in holding trials and handing down any judgments,' Weng Yueh-sheng said.

5 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Stormy session likely for Taiwan legislature

Taiwan's legislature has begun a 10-day extraordinary session to review 19 bills, including several controversial proposals certain to ignite bitter fights between legislators from rival parties.

11 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Prosecutor's replacement a 'political purge': officials

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.

31 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Heat off Chen after wife quizzed on gift

Initial probe appears to show first lady is in the clear

The likelihood of Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian being forced to resign over a corruption scandal tied to his wife has receded, with an initial investigation showing first lady Wu Shu-chen appears to be innocent.

13 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Taiwanese legislature to vote on president's fate

Opposition motion to let people decide Chen's future in referendum likely to fail

Taiwan's legislature is set to call a vote today in a showdown to decide the fate of embattled President Chen Shui-bian over the government's poor performance and corruption allegations aimed at his family.

27 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Litany of dubious business decisions dogs president

March 2004 First lady Wu Shu-chen is found to have used accounts registered in the names of her son and daughter to make a short-term investment

September 2004 Ms Wu's close friend, Luo-Shih Li-yun, is found to have taken more than NT$740,000 ($180,000) in allowances from the National Security Bureau, even though she was never an official employee of the bureau

22 May 2006 - 12:00am