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Ex-Taiwan president's sentence reduced

Ex-Taiwan president's sentence reduced

TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 11 (UPI) -- A Taiwanese high court Friday reduced the life sentences of former President Chen Shui-bian and his wife -- both convicted of corruption -- to 20 years.

Ex-Taiwanese president gets life sentence

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bain was sentenced to life in prison and fined $6.1 million after being found guilty of corruption and money laundering.

Taiwan's ex-first lady sentenced for lying

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Taiwan's former first lady was sentenced to a year in prison for lying to prosecutors in her husband's corruption case, court officials in Taipei 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.

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.

Taiwan president blasts France

TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 17 (UPI) -- Taiwan's president, reacting to France's opposition to his country's democratic referendum, Wednesday called France "a problematic country."

Chen apologizes for wife's misconduct

TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 9 (UPI) -- Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian has apologized for his wife's behavior, which sparked allegations of improper profiteering on the stock market.

Taiwan envoy to step down

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Taiwan's representative in the United States, Chen Chien-jen, says he plans to retire after the March 20 presidential election in his country.
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