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Chen daughter travel request rejected

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District prosecutors yesterday rejected a request from former president Chen Shui-bian’sdaughter, Chen Hsing-yu, to have her travel restrictions lifted, ruining her plans to study in the US with her three children.

Prosecutors rejected Chen ­Hsing-yu’s request “to ensure that the litigation process goes smoothly,” said Lin Jinn-tsun, spokesperson for the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office.

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Chen asks Ma to let daughter go to US: DPP lawmaker

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Former president Chen Shui-bian has written a letter to President Ma Ying-jeou asking him to allow his daughter, Chen Hsing-yu, to leave to register for studies in the US, a legislator said yesterday.

The move came after Chen Hsing-yu broke down in front of her father while visiting the former president last week.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 30 June 2009 08:32 ) Read more...
 

An ironic group to fight the CCP

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A few of my friends and I have established an anti-Chinese Communist Party (CCP) organization.

The idea was proposed by Professor Lee Hsiao-feng last year before Chinese envoy Chen Yunlin visited Taiwan. We have called it the Taiwan Youth Anti-Communist Corps. Aside from being ironic, the name captures our goal of focusing on Taiwanese youth.

The name is similar to the China Youth Anti-Communist National Salvation Corps (“China Youth Corps” for short).

Last Updated ( Sunday, 28 June 2009 11:32 ) Read more...
 

Tsai laments authoritarian mentality of the judiciary

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The government should be held responsible for judicial reform, especially on detention rules, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairperson Tsai Ing-wen said yesterday.

Tsai made the remark yesterday during a keynote speech at a joint meeting of the North American Professors’ Association, Taiwan Association of University Professors and the Union of Taiwanese Teachers.

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Passport application simply routine: Chen's office

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Former president Chen Shui-bian’s application for a passport was “old news” and Taiwan’s judicial system would be proven unjust if it abused its power and extended his detention by raking up old news as new evidence, Chen’s office said yesterday.

On Wednesday, former Presidential Office secretary Chen Hsin-yi testified in court that Chen Shui-bian had told her to file an application for a passport for him “most urgently” soon after he stepped down last July. Chen Hsin-yi added that then-first lady Wu Shu-jen told her to pay for the application fees for passports for the then-first family using the “state affairs fund.”

Last Updated ( Friday, 26 June 2009 08:32 ) Read more...
 

Chen hopes for quick ruling from Grand Justices

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Former president Chen Shui-bian’s court-appointed attorney yesterday said the former president was hoping for a speedy response from the Council of Grand Justices to a request for a constitutional interpretation on the transfer of his case to Presiding Judge Tsai Shou-hsun.

Speaking to reporters during a recess in the former president’s trial, Tseng Te-rong said Chen had expressed concern about when the Council of Grand Justices would hand down its decision on whether switching judges in his case was constitutional.

Last Updated ( Friday, 26 June 2009 08:32 ) Read more...
 

Chen silent during trial, angry about family’s case

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Former president Chen Shui-bian yesterday maintained his silence during his trial for corruption, but expressed his anger through a spokesperson about his son and daughter being named as defendants in a related perjury case.

Yesterday was the first day of a week of consecutive full-day court appearances for the former president. Hundreds of his supporters again gathered outside the Taipei District Court to show their dissatisfaction with the judicial process.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 25 June 2009 13:10 ) Read more...
 


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Newsflash


"China Times" intern Han Fu-yu is pictured in an undated photograph posted online by a Taiwanese Internet user on Tuesday, showing that Han is a member of the Chinese Communist Party’s Communist Youth League, despite a denial issued by the Chinese-language newspaper earlier that day.
Photo: Screen grab from the Internet

Netizens yesterday challenged the Chinese-language China Times’ claim that its intern, Han Fu-yu (韓福宇), is not a member of the Communist Youth League of China (CYL).