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Chen denies flying money overseas

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Former president Chen Shui-bian’s (陳水扁) office yesterday issued a statement denying allegations that Chen had taken advantage of his overseas trips to transport cash abroad.

The statement came in response to a story published by the Chinese-language China Times yesterday that quoted Palauan President Johnson Toribiong as saying that an unidentified wire of NT$1.4 billion (US$40 million) was routed through Palau’s Pacific Savings Bank in 2005 to the US and other countries.

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US beef arriving in a week's time: official

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The first batch of US beef exports under a relaxed ban is likely to arrive in Taiwan within a week after the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued Quality System Assessment (QSA) certificates to qualified suppliers, a Ministry of Economic Affairs official said yesterday.

While the new QSA regulations stipulate that both boneless and bone-in beef from cattle less than 30 months of age slaughtered on or after Nov. 2 can be exported to Taiwan, only boneless beef from cattle slaughtered before that date can be exported to Taiwan.

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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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Newsflash

US Congressional Subcommittee on Asia chairman Steve Chabot is hoping to meet with former president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) late next week.

It will be the strongest show of US political support for Chen to date.

Chabot, a major backer of Taiwan in the US Congress, is scheduled to leave for Asia this weekend, visiting South Korea, Japan and Taiwan.