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Financial MOU to be inked soon: Wu

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A memorandum of understanding (MOU) on financial supervisory cooperation between Taiwan and China could be signed next week at the earliest, Premier Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) said in an interview with the Central News Agency (CNA) yesterday.

Signing the MOU is a “necessity” for Taiwan and China because it would be beneficial to cross-strait cooperation in the financial sector, Wu said, adding that there was “no doubt about that.”

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China executes nine convicted over Xinjiang unrest

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China said yesterday it had put to death nine people over deadly ethnic unrest in Xinjiang, the first executions since the violence erupted in July.

Authorities convicted 21 defendants last month — nine were sentenced to death, three were given the death penalty with a two-year reprieve, a sentence usually commuted to life in jail, and the rest were handed various prison terms.

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Former first lady receives apology from prosecutors

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Prosecutors in charge of investigating former president Chen Shui-bian’s (陳水扁) corruption and money laundering cases apologized yesterday to former first lady Wu Shu-jen (吳淑珍) for saying the family still had NT$50 million (NT$1.6 million) in active bank accounts.

“The prosecution apologizes to [Wu] for mistakenly saying that the total amount the Chen family holds in [active] checking deposits is [NT$]50 million, when in fact the amount is a little more than [NT$]5 million,” said Chen Yun-nan (陳雲南), spokesperson for the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office’s Special Investigative Panel (SIP).

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Walkers demand ECFA referendum

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The People’s Sovereignty Movement — a 49-day protest walk to promote changes to the Referendum Act (公民投票法) and push for referendums on all cross-strait agreements — departed yesterday from Longshan Temple (龍山寺) in Taipei.

People from all walks of life — teachers, college students, shop owners, workers, social activists, Christian ministers and Buddhist monks — gathered at the square in front of the temple to sign up for the protest. Politicians such as former vice president Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) also took part.

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Ma and premier stump for KMT in Nantou County

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President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) visited Nantou County in his capacity as Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) chairman yesterday to campaign for the party’s candidate for county commissioner Lee Chao-ching (李朝卿).

Ma’s trip was a strong show of support for Lee, who was embroiled in a scandal this week, along with Premier Wu Den-yih (吳敦義), over their alleged connections with a local gang leader.

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No change to arms policy: US officials

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Two senior members of US President Barack Obama’s administration spelled out aspects of White House policy toward Taiwan on Friday and made it very clear that despite Chinese objections arms sales would continue.

Jeffrey Bader, senior director for East Asian Affairs in the National Security Council, and US Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg were speaking at separate briefings on Obama’s eight-day Asian trip, which starts this week and includes talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao (胡錦濤).

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Beijing denounces US duties ahead of visit by Obama

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China denounced as protectionist new US anti-dumping duties on steel pipes and launched its own investigation into imports of US-made automobiles yesterday, a week before a visit by US President Barack Obama.

It also called for Washington’s swift recognition that China is a market economy, which would make it harder for the US to declare Chinese products are dumped.

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Newsflash

The head of a prominent business group accused US President Barack Obama of compromising Taiwan’s security to promote US ties with China.

Taiwan is watching “with increased exasperation,” said Rupert Hammond-Chambers, president of the US-Taiwan Business Council.