Chang Chun-hsiung named Taiwan premier

TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 14 (UPI) -- Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian Monday appointed Chang Chun-hsiung as premier, praising his expertise on Taiwan-China issues.

New name for old fish

TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 22 (UPI) -- Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian is expected to announce next week the cherry salmon will be renamed the Taiwan salmon.

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Taiwan president calls for strong military

TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 15 (UPI) -- Taiwan needs a stronger military to deter China from reaching across the strait, President Chen Shui-bian said Thursday.

Potted Taiwan cypress replaces Sun Yat-sen

TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 15 (UPI) -- A statue of Sun Yat-sen, the first president of Taiwan, has been replaced with a potted tree in the Taipei presidential offices.

Taiwan's president wants new constitution

TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 5 (UPI) -- Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian angered Chinese nationalists by renewing his call for independence from China and a new constitution.

Chen: Taiwan museum to represent change

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian says the new National 228 Memorial Museum reflects a change in the nation's stance on human rights.

Chiang Kai-shek may lose memorial hall

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Chiang Kai-Shek, the man who ruled China for more than 20 years and Taiwan for a quarter century, may be losing another monument.

Ma says politics behind graft accusation

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Taiwan's opposition leader says he'll quit his party chairmanship if he's indicted for graft, a report says.

Chen survives third ouster attempt

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Opponents of embattled Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian failed Friday for a third time to oust him, unable to muster a two-thirds parliament majority.

Taiwan president faces third recall motion

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Taiwan's opposition has placed on the parliamentary agenda its third recall motion against President Chen Shui-bian, who is facing corruption allegations.

Taiwan opposition seeks to oust president

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Taiwan's main opposition Kuomintang Monday began another effort to oust President Chen Shui-bian, who has refused to quit over the latest corruption scandal.

Taiwanese president admits cutting corners

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian said in a TV appearance Sunday he took money from public funds, but only for reasons of national security.

Protesters seek Chen's ouster

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Taipei protesters Saturday demanded the ouster of Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian, whose wife and former aides were charged with misusing state funds.

Taiwan president's wife charged

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The wife of Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian was indicted on charges of graft with the president himself being named as a suspect in a corruption case.

Taiwan discusses constitutional change

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian may renew the effort to change the constitution, a move China feels will formalize the island nation's independence.

Thousands reported at Taiwan rally

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- China reported Tuesday that "hundreds of thousands" of people demonstrated in Taipei demanding the resignation of Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian.

Taiwan president's spending questioned

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The audit official of Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian has been accused of failing to comply with rules while monitoring his boss' state spending.

China blasts Taiwan's proposed 'reforms'

BEIJING, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- China criticized Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian Wednesday for a plan to change the constitution and rename the island.

Taipei mayor admits misuse of city funds

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The mayor of the capital of Taiwan, Ma Ying-jeou, has admitted he misused money from an expenditure fund attached to his office.

Anti-Chen politician hands out red briefs

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A councilwoman in one of Taiwan's cities is using underwear in her battle against President Chen Shui-bian.

Pro-Chen Taiwan rally expects thousands

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The pro-independence Taiwan Society is expecting tens of thousands at a rally in Taipei in support of embattled President Chen Shui-bian.

Taiwan president surrenders some powers

TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 1 (UPI) -- Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian yielded some of his powers to his prime minister and party leaders after a family scandal led to calls for his resignation.

China asks U.S. to halt Taiwan arms sales

BEIJING, May 12 (UPI) -- China has asked Washington to stop arms sales to Taiwan a day after a U.S. official warned that Taiwanese independence moves would lead to war. The Chinese statement followed a warning by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick that if Taiwan decla

Chen's flight plan rerouted

TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 6 (UPI) -- Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian had to wing it when the United States denied him refueling stops in San Francisco or New York.
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