Taiwan sentences former KMT government official to 2 years in prison

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Cabinet Secretary-General Lin Yi-shih (林益世) will have to serve two years in prison in a corruption case, while a related 12-year verdict will have to be reconsidere...

13 years and 6 months for KMT's Lin Yi-shih

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Kuomintang lawmaker and Cabinet official Lin Yi-shih was sentenced to 13 years and six months in prison by the Taiwan High Court Friday for corruption. Appeals in the h...

Ma’s biggest defeat

President Ma Ying-jeou is less than one year away from the end of his eight years in office, and all indications are that the people of Taiwan are not going to give him a rousing sendoff. On the con...

United Daily News: Dire warning of dying professionalism

A fatal accident at a construction site on Taichung's mass rapid transit system last week and the recently discovered security lapse at an Army base have indicated clearly that "screws are loose." T...

Pro-independence activists arrested for vandalism

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) Two members of a pro-Taiwan independence group were arrested Friday after they led others to splash ink on a statue of the late President Chiang Kai-shek (???) at a memorial in...

New hotspot for tourists: Chen Shui-bian’s family home

Former President Chen Shui-bian has returned to his home in Kaohsiung to recover from the stresses and strains of life in prison. He is expected to remain there for the next month, and possibly longer...

Taiwan News Morning Briefing - June 6

Market & Commodity ■ Taiwan stock market (TWSE) opened up 27.11 points, or 0.30 percent, on Friday's session at 9,167.83, on turnover of NT$3.28 billion. ■ U.S. stocks closed higher after the Eur...

Lin Yi-shih makes appearance in appeal of sentencing

Former Executive Yuan Secretary-General Lin Yi-shih made an appearance at the Taiwan High County Wednesday afternoon along with his wife Peng Ai-chia. Lin is appealing the verdict in a case involving ...

Ma’s litany of lies has lost the people’s trust

Officials in President Ma Ying-jeou’s administration are still doggedly repeating the mantra that if the Cross-strait Services Trade Agreement (CSSTA) is delayed it will affect Taiwan’s chances of gai...

Ministry disputes wiretapping abuses in U.S. report

Taipei, March 1 (CNA) The Ministry of Justice said Saturday that it has not engaged in wiretapping abuse and that the ministry acts according to the law without interference by political factors. ...

Taiwan records over 40 sudden deaths as cold front hits

Taipei, Feb. 11 (CNA) Taiwan has recorded more than 40 cases of sudden death since a cold front began affecting the island Feb. 8. Statistics from fire departments of major cities and counties ...

Next apologizes to top DPP lawmaker and to vice president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Next Magazine apologized Wednesday for allegations of links to organized crime against top opposition lawmaker Ker Chien-ming and for accusations of corruption against Vice Pres...

What the governor of Tokyo teaches us

Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose announced his resignation on December 19 and effectively left office on December 24 after the shortest term ever served by a chief of the Japanese capital, 372 days or barel...

Agriculture council has most officials impeached this year

Taipei, Dec. 20 (CNA) The Council of Agriculture (COA) has the highest number of officials impeached among ministries or ministry-level agencies in the Cabinet this year, a Control Yuan member said...

Lin Yi-shih demands to see all evidence against him

In a hearing before the Supreme Court yesterday, former Executive Yuan Secretary-General Lin Yi-shih abandoned his previously low-key attitude and railed against the prosecution and the Special Invest...