Chen’s popular nickname is A-bian… His exact birthdate is unknown. According to his government biography, “Because [Chen] was very weak as an infant, the family did not register his birth with the local census bureau until 1951. Thus, his identification certificate shows his date of birth as February 18, 1951″… He married Wu Shu-jen in 1975; they have two children. Chen’s wife was paralyzed in the lower body after she was hit by a truck while campaigning with her husband in 1985. After Chen was arrested in 2008, Wu was also charged with perjury and corruption and sentenced to life in prison in 2009… Chen was succeeded as president by Ma Ying-jeou.
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