Taiwan’s former President Chen Shui-bian has gone on trial in Taipei. Chen, along with his wife, is accused of a series of corruption charges including taking bribes from a businessman over a land deal, embezzlement and money-laundering.
Former Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian
Chen faces life imprisonment, if found guilty. The 58 year old leader has denied the allegations and accused the government of persecuting him for his anti-china stance.
In February, his wife pleaded guilty to accepting over two million dollars from a businessman to seal a lucrative land deal, but she said it was a political donation and not a bribe.