What is the hottest news of this week in Taiwan？
Do you know the hottest news of this week in Taiwan？ CNN reported it a day ago that Taiwan’s Former president Chen Shui-bian is arrested for allegations of corruption and money laundering. BBC almost real time report every news in Taiwan about our ex-President Chen Shui-bian who has been formally taken into custody. ETTV said Chen Shui-bian is charged with corruption, money laundering, forging documents, taking bribes and embezzling at least $21 million in government funds.
Chen Shui-bian was been sent to the jail early on Wednesday. He has not eaten anything every since. His lawyer just makes a ten points statement for his hunger strike. Actually, this news has been reported for months already in Taiwan. We practically see the following story about this news on TV or news paper everyday. Some people says ” He is finally been locked up” or ”Lock him up until he dies！ ”. A funny thing is some people even sets off firecracker to celebrate. But some people say this is political prosecution.
In my thought, when he came Taiwan first Democratic Progressive Party Present in 2000. It is a big step forward in our democratic politics. But I was so confused when he winning the second tern of Taiwan President in 2004. Because I can’t figure out the reason of his winning.In 2008, he is the first former president been accused of money laundering, hiding secret documents in Taiwan. My thought, it is a big step forward in our judicial system. But most importantly, I feel so shame about what other people would think about Taiwan after this news has been broadcast all over the world.