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Taiwan Ex-President, an Anti-China Firebrand, Gets Medical Parole

Former Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian left prison Monday on medical parole after several years due to declining health. Chen had served less than a third of his prison term. He was imprisoned on charges related to graft during his time in office when he also angered Taiwan’s political rival China by seeking the island’s independence.   Chen headed to his family’s home in south Taiwan after leaving prison. He was six years into a 20-year sentence for bribery, money...

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