Taiwan woman dismembers unfaithful husband

Taiwan, TaipeiTaipei- A Taiwan woman, angry that her husband was unfaithful, killed him Friday in front of their 10-year-old grandson and then dismembered his body, police said.

Wu Ah-yin, 57, and her husband Chiang Tien-tsai, 55, were both pork sellers in Tucheng, near Taipei. The couple often quarrelled because Wu had a mistress and often stayed out late, Wang Jen-hong, spokesman for the Tucheng Police Bureau, told reporters.

Taiwan stocks rise 2 per cent on US rally

Taiwan stocksTaipei - Taiwan stocks rose 2.07 per cent on Thursday, fuelled by Wall Street's overnight rally and bullish sentiment over a government plan to sign a financial memorandum of understanding with China, dealers said.

The main TAIEX index opened sharply higher, surging past the 6,000-point level in mid-session, and easing somewhat on profit taking before closing at 5,997.17, up
121.98 points or 2.07 per cent from Wednesday's trading.

Taiwan hopes to sign free trade agreement with Japan

taiwan, chinaTaipei- Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou on Thursday urged Japan to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with Taiwan, despite China's warning that Taipei's signing of such agreements with foreign countries must be approved by Beijing.

Ma made the call while receiving Hiroyuki Hawabe, vice director of Japan's Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Ma said that Taiwan and Japan have close ties despite lack of a diplomatic relationship, with Japan being Taiwan's number two trading partner. Taiwan-Japan trade hit
64 billion US dollars in 2008.

Taiwan sets up suicide prevention centre

Taiwan sets up suicide prevention centre Taipei  - The Taipei City Government Wednesday set up a suicide prevention centre, in an effort to reduce the local suicide rate, seen as the second highest in Asia after Japan.

Mayor Hau Lung-bin unveiled the opening of the centre, staffed by eight specialists and a number of volunteer workers, the city government said in a statement.

Taiwan man, posing as a woman, cheats boss of money, gifts

Taiwan man, posing as a woman, cheats boss of money, giftsTaipei - A Taiwan man has been indicted for posing as a woman and cheating his boss of money and gifts, a newspaper reported Wednesday. Yeh Wei-che, 28, a clerk at the Chinatrust Commercial Bank, on was indicted Tuesday on fraud charges, which carry a maximum seven-year sentence, the United Daily News said.

According to the News, Yeh hit upon the idea of fooling Chen, a deputy manager at the same bank, in October 2008 when he realized that Chen, 36, was single and desperate to find a girlfriend.

Taiwan, China to hold preparatory talks in Taipei on Saturday

Taiwan, China to hold preparatory talks in Taipei on Saturday Taipei - Taiwan and China will hold preparatory talks in Taipei this Saturday to pave the way for their third round of negotiations planned at the end of this month to promote economic cooperation, a senior official said Tuesday. "The preparatory talks between Straits Exchange Foundation and Association for Relations across the Taiwan Straits will be held in Taipei on April 18," said Lai Shin-yuan, chairwoman of the Mainland Affairs Council, the island's top China policy planning body.