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China Letter-News and Human Rights

China human rights news with focus on the Uygur of Xinjiang, Tibetans and Tibet, Chinese mining workers, religion, corruption and censorship.

Friday, March 19, 2004

Taiwanese president shot on poll eve

Taiwanese president shot on poll eve - World - www.smh.com.au

Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian (right) and Vice President Annette Lu (left)  President Chen was shot while campaigning in the city of Tainan . Photo:Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian has been shot in the stomach during campaigning in southern Taiwan ahead of elections tomorrow, according to a legislator for his party.

Reuters quoted Chen's spokesman as saying the president was shot, but was not in critical condition. The vice president was also wounded, but her condition was not yet known.