Ex-Taiwan leader's children tied to graft

TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 4 (UPI) -- The son and daughter of former Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian were named defendants in a corruption case embroiling the ex-leader, prosecutors said.
Former Taiwan leader faces more charges

Former Taiwan leader faces more charges

TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 6 (UPI) -- Taiwanese prosecutors say they have filed more corruption charges against embattled former president Chen Shui-bian.

Chen: SIP prosecutors violated procedures

TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 20 (UPI) -- Former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian alleges in a lawsuit against four Special Investigation Panel prosecutors that they violated procedures.

Taiwan court rejects Chen's appeal

TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 3 (UPI) -- A Taiwanese court has rejected an appeal by former Taiwan leader Chen Shui-bian, who was seeking release from detention.
Former Taiwan president's trial under way

Former Taiwan president's trial under way

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian appeared in a Taipei courtroom Tuesday as his highly publicized corruption case began, observers said.

Ex-Taiwan leader's wife pleads guilty

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Wu Shu-chen, wife of former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian, pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzlement and money laundering charges.

Guilty plea in ex-Taiwan leader's case

TAIPEI , Taiwan, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The sister-in-law of former Taiwan leader Chen Shui-bian's wife pleaded guilty Thursday to money laundering charges that involved Chen and his family.

Bail revoked for Taiwan ex-president

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Bail has been revoked for former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian, who was ordered back to a Taipei jail as a flight risk, officials said Tuesday.
Court allows Chen to remain free on bail

Court allows Chen to remain free on bail

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A Taiwanese court rejected a prosecution plea to detain former President Chen Shui-bian, leaving unchanged its decision to free him on his own recognizance.

Ex-Taiwanese president free without bail

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Chen Shui-bian, the former president of Taiwan accused of money laundering and corruption while in office, was freed without bail Saturday.
Former Taiwanese president indicted

Former Taiwanese president indicted

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian was indicted Friday on money-laundering and corruption charges.

Jailed ex-president hospitalized

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian was hospitalized after refusing to eat for the fifth day since he was detained, officials said.

Chen Shui-bian ordered held

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A Taipei court Wednesday ordered former President Chen Shui-bian, an advocate of independence for Taiwan, detained on corruption and other charges.
Former Taiwanese president questioned

Former Taiwanese president questioned

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian, who advocates independence for Taiwan, was questioned Tuesday regarding alleged money laundering, officials said.

Former Taiwanese security chief indicted

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The former security chief for Taiwan has been indicted for allegedly concealing intelligence data during his time in office, prosecutors say.
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Chen Shui-bian
TAI2000032001 - 17 MARCH 2000 - TAIPE, TAIWAN: Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Chen Shui-bian speaks to his supporters during the final campaign at the Taipe football stadium, March 17. This year's Taiwan presidential election is under heavy scrutiny by the Chinese government who has warned the future leader of Taiwan not to seek independence or China will be forced to take military actions. jr/ss/Sinartus Sosrodjojo UPI

Chen Shui-bian (traditional Chinese: 陳水扁; simplified Chinese: 陈水扁; pinyin: Chén Shuǐbiǎn; Taiwanese: Tân Chúi-píⁿ; born October 12, 1950) is a former Taiwanese politician who was the 10th and 11th-term President of the Republic of China from 2000 to 2008. Chen, whose Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has traditionally been supportive of Taiwan independence, ended more than fifty years of Kuomintang (KMT) rule in Taiwan. He is colloquially referred to as A-Bian (阿扁; Ābiǎn; Taiwanese: 阿扁仔 A-píⁿ-à).

Chen entered politics in 1980 as a lawyer during the Kaohsiung Incident, Chen entered politics as a member of the Tangwai movement and was elected to the Taipei City Council in 1981. Chen was jailed in 1985 for libel as the editor of the weekly pro-democracy magazine Neo-Formosa, following publication of an article critical of Elmer Feng, a college philosophy professor who was later elected a Kuomintang legislator. After being released, Chen helped found the DPP in 1986 and was elected a member of the Legislative Yuan in 1989, and Mayor of Taipei in 1994.

Chen won the 2000 presidential election on March 18 with 39% of the vote as a result of a split of factions within the Kuomintang, when James Soong ran for the presidency as an independent against the party nominee Lien Chan, becoming the only non-member of the Kuomintang to hold the office of president. Although Chen received high approval ratings during the first few weeks of his term, his popularity sharply dropped due to alleged corruption within the Chen administration and the inability to pass legislation against the opposition KMT, who controlled the Legislative Yuan. In 2004, he won reelection by a narrow margin after surviving a shooting while campaigning the day before the election. The incident was widely suspected as politically staged, and investigations into the incident was inconclusive.

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