Gunman mistook Lien's son for target in revenge shooting, court told

Taiwanese prosecutors have brought murder and other charges against a man accused of shooting the son of Kuomintang honorary chairman Lien Chan during an election rally in November.

Saturday, 22 January, 2011, 12:00am


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1 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In 'In from the cold' published yesterday on page A15, Lien Chan was incorrectly identified as former Democratic Progressive Party chairman. Mr Lien is former chairman of the Kuomintang. His name was also misspelled. We apologise for the errors.

30 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Bloody mayhem as KMT party leaves

Thousands in clashes over Lien Chan's 'journey of peace'

Taiwanese opposition leader Lien Chan's historic 'journey of peace' to the mainland got off to a bad start yesterday.

27 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Blanket coverage by mainland media

Lien Chan's history-making trip has received overwhelming coverage by state media, from probing minute details of his life and family to counting the number of suitcases he was carrying.

27 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Vice-President in row over $8.3m poll loan

Taiwan Vice-President Lien Chan yesterday admitted he lent NT$36.24 million (HK$8.33 million) to a former protege later convicted on corruption charges.

The admission came as National Assembly deputy Li Wen-chung filed a formal complaint over the loan with the Control Yuan, Taiwan's highest government watchdog body.

24 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Paper chase man weighs up scales

Leung Wing-fai is a legal executive, a person with legal training who is not a solicitor. He works for solicitors Sit Fung Kwong and Shum handling property conveyancing. After taking a three-year, part-time course at City University he has been doing conveyancing work for more than 13 years. He is married and lives in Kowloon.

7 May 1996 - 12:00am

London property prospers

INVESTING in prime London residential property should provide an annual yield of up to 7 per cent and offer the prospect of capital growth, the director of a UK investment company claims.

Paul Groves, of Prime Invest (London), said flats in prestigious areas such as Kensington, Chelsea and Fulham have managed to defy the slump in UK housing.

10 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Warning on pitfalls of mainland security law

CONFUSION over who qualifies as a creditworthy guarantor in China could limit the effectiveness of the mainland's new security law in the short term, a foreign banker warns.

11 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

House-buying with minimal hassle

THE legal process of transferring property ownership from one person to another in England is commonly known as conveyancing.

Theoretically, while it may be possible to do it personally, it would be difficult for an overseas-based buyer.

It is possible nowadays to use a licensed conveyancer but a better way is to employ a solicitor.

28 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Publicity costs

THE Hospital Authority is to spend more than $7.3 million on public relations and publicity work, according to the Secretary for Health and Welfare, Elizabeth Wong Chien Chi-lien.

Of that, $4.86 million has been earmarked for the manning of the publicity and news sections headed by a deputy director and two chief information officers.

16 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Pledge to abide by public feeling over medical fees

SECRETARY for Health and Welfare Elizabeth Wong Chien Chi-lien has pledged she will not introduce proposals in a recently-published consultation document on medical fees if they are strongly opposed by the public.

17 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Public to have say

THE Government might shelf a proposal to link medical fees to operating costs - if there was public opposition to such a plan, said the Secretary for Health and Welfare, Elizabeth Wong Chien Chi-lien.

Speaking after visiting Ruttonjee Hospital yesterday, Mrs Wong said: ''We will not insist on having our own way, if the public does not accept it.

29 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Healthy ratio

THE Secretary for Health and Welfare, Mrs Elizabeth Wong Chien Chi-lien, said there was no need to review the ratio between the population and hospital beds because Hongkong was ahead of its neighbours.

She said the population-to-bed ratio was 3.89 beds per 1,000 people.

6 May 1993 - 12:00am

Child care up

THE number of occasional child care centres would treble by the year 1996-97, said the Secretary of Health and Welfare, Mrs Elizabeth Wong Chien Chi-lien.

To start, the service would be made available at 75 child care centres, and nearly doubled to 135 in 1994-95.

25 Mar 1993 - 12:00am