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Former Taiwanese president attempts suicide in prison

Taiwan’s former president Chen Shui-bian has tried to commit suicide in the prison where he is serving a 20-year sentence for corruption, the justice ministry said Monday. Chen attempted to hang himself with a towel in a bathroom at the jail in the central city of Taichung Sunday night, but…

China bans songs by Lady Gaga, Backstreet Boys

China has banned websites from featuring 100 songs by artists from Lady Gaga to the Backstreet Boys, a statement on the culture ministry’s website said. The ministry said it aimed to regulate the “order” of the Internet music market, adding songs that “harm the security of state culture must be…

Top Taiwan prosecutor targeted by Chinese hackers

A top Taiwanese prosecutor in charge of probing several major scandals, including a Chinese spy case, has been targeted by cyber-attacks from China, a report said Wednesday. Chinese hackers have obtained confidential information from the home computer of Huang Mo-hsin, a chief prosecutor at the Taipei district prosecutor’s office, on…

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