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Taiwan's president seeks re-election to KMT's top job

The Taiwanese president, Ma Ying-jeou, is seeking re-election as chairman of the ruling Kuomintang party, in what pundits view as a move to keep him from losing political authority before his current presidential term ends in 2016.

Thursday, 6 June, 2013, 3:50am

Return of Chen Shui-bian a dilemma for opposition party in Taiwan

A decision to reinstate Chen may prove to be too difficult to make for the pro-independence party, given that any misstep could intensify the rift in the party between pro- and anti-Chen forces and affect its chances in next year's local government polls and the 2016 presidential election.

5 Jun 2013 - 3:52am

Taiwan says former president Chen Shui-bian attempted suicide with towel

Taiwan’s imprisoned former president Chen Shui-bian tried to kill himself but was stopped by guards, the Justice Ministry said on Monday.

A ministry statement said Chen used a towel to try to kill himself on Sunday night in a bathroom at Taichung prison in central Taiwan. It did not elaborate on how the towel was employed.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Two dead, 21 hurt as earthquake rocks central Taiwan

The 6.3-magnitude quake struck at 1.43pm at a depth of just 10 kilometres. It was the island's strongest this year and was felt in Hong Kong and some parts of the southern coast of the mainland, Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau said. The US Geological Survey put its strength at 6.2.

3 Jun 2013 - 5:06am 1 comment

Taiwan food vendors must certify they don't use banned chemical

Food vendors in Taiwan using processed starch must display safety certificates from today as part of efforts to contain a snowballing food scare that has damaged the image of one of the island's best-known delicacies.

1 Jun 2013 - 4:20am 1 comment

Teams begin parallel investigation into shooting of Taiwanese fisherman

Taiwan and the Philippines exchanged teams of investigators yesterday in a bid to settle a diplomatic row over the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine coastguard.

28 May 2013 - 4:19am

Shenzhen 'official' in sexual harassment case reaches settlement with Taiwan waiter

The accused man, identified by Taiwanese media as Li Pingshan, deputy secretary for Guangdong city’s Longgang district, was said to have molested a male waiter at a Taipei hotel.

22 May 2013 - 5:14pm

Philippine envoys face sack over 'rogue' offer to Taipei

The pair tried to negotiate a deal with their Taiwanese counterparts in which the Philippine government would apologise for the May 9 incident in which one fisherman died. But the offer backfired and spiralled into a major diplomatic incident when Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou rejected it and imposed economic penalties.

22 May 2013 - 1:07pm 12 comments

Ma must act now to remedy crisis management skills

Faced with external and internal problems, Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou cancelled a long-planned event on Monday, marking the first anniversary of his second inauguration.

22 May 2013 - 5:40am 1 comment

Taipei releases satellite record of fishing boat route, refuting Manila’s claim

Taiwan on Tuesday released a satellite record of the route of a fishing boat fired on by Philippine coastguards, flatly rejecting Manila’s allegations that the boat intruded into Philippine waters.

The killing of crew member Hung Shih-cheng, 65, sparked outrage in Taiwan, which has announced a series of economic sanctions against the Philippines.

21 May 2013 - 6:08pm 6 comments