Talk:Former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian detained

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How does the whole country arrest its former president? Surely it should read "Former Taiwanese President detained" or something. Cueball (talk) 22:14, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

That is normal use in headlines. See: UK revokes visa of former Thai PM. The country name stands in for the government or authorities. But more importantly, please leave infoboxes and don't change local links to Wikipedia links. Cheers, --SVTCobra 06:04, 12 November 2008 (UTC)
I don't agree that the two are comparable. Thaksin's visa was removed by the UK government/its appropriate ministry. This indictment is made by a particular office of prosecutors, not by the Taiwanese government - the prosecutors office is supposed to be separate. If it were the case that the government had arranged all of this then it would be extremely worrying and would need significant discussion in the article (lending credance to claims that the KMT is going after the DPP). Cueball (talk) 13:17, 12 November 2008 (UTC)