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Presidential Office downplays report on gifts from CSC

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The Presidential Office yesterday downplayed allegations that President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) accepted gifts from Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Central Standing Committee (CSC) members, saying it would check whether any of the committee members gave Ma gifts.

Presidential Office Spokesman Wang Yu-chi (王郁琦) said the office established a system to manage gifts given to the president and vice president when they took office in May last year.

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High Court upholds KMT lawmaker’s bribery judgment

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The Taiwan High Court yesterday upheld a lower court ruling annulling the 2007 election of Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislator Liao Cheng-ching (廖正井) in Taoyuan County because of bribery.

The judges’ ruling said Liao handed out bribes during his campaign in Taoyuan County for the county’s second electorate.

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Mayor Hau says Taipei City to launch boycott against select US beef products

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Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) said yesterday the city government would launch a campaign next month to discourage restaurants from serving US ground beef and cow intestines and spinal cords.

“I am against [the US beef import] policy from the perspective of food safety. The central government should reassess it,” Hau told a press conference at the Taipei City Hall.

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US beef deal angers lawmakers

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The government’s decision to relax restrictions on imports of US beef came under fire yesterday, with Department of Health (DOH) Minister Yaung Chih-liang (楊志良) facing a particularly fierce barrage in the legislature.

Legislators from across party lines and consumer groups lined up to blast the government and threatened boycotts over last week’s announcement, while Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) announced the formation of a trade association that would boycott certain US beef products.

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Concerns grow over press freedom, ‘self-censorship’

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Taiwan’s efforts to cement ties with China could undermine its vibrant media environment by skirting topics deemed sensitive to Beijing, observers say.

Concern has grown after Taiwan’s ranking fell 23 places to 59th place in this year’s press freedom index released by Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) last week.

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Premier defends policy on beef imports

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Premier Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) yesterday defended the government’s decision to lift a partial ban on US beef, stressing that safety standards for US beef imports were on a par with imports from countries such as South Korea and Canada.

The Department of Health (DOH) announced on Friday that Taiwan would expand market access for US beef after officials reached an accord in Washington on Thursday.

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Taiwan High Court begins hearing on Chen's graft ruling

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Despite heavy rains yesterday, protesters show their support for former president Chen Shui-bian outside the Taiwan High Court as the court started to hear his appeal against his graft conviction.
PHOTO: CHANG CHIA-MING, TAIPEI TIMES

The Taiwan High Court yesterday began to hear the appeal by former president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁), who insisted his life term for graft was “illegal” and argued the evidence used to convict him was insufficient.

Chen was sentenced to life in prison by a district court last month for embezzling state funds, laundering money, accepting bribes and forgery. His wife, Wu Shu-jen (吳淑珍), also received life imprisonment on graft convictions.

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Members of the Southern California National Taiwan University Alumni Association opposed to the association’s decision to invite Academia Sinica member Kuan Chung-ming hold a news conference in Los Angeles on Saturday to announce the founding of a rival association.
Photo: CNA

Academia Sinica academician and NTU president-elect Kuan Chung-ming (管中閔) yesterday reiterated that he will not back down from what he called a fight for National Taiwan University’s (NTU) autonomy against government intervention, in a speech at an annual gala held by the Southern California National Taiwan University Alumni Association in Los Angeles.