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Judge who ruled pro-Chen indicted for malfeasance

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A Taipei District Court judge who found former president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) and his wife, Wu Shu-jen (吳淑珍), not guilty in a bank merger case was indicted yesterday by Taipei prosecutors on suspicion of negligently leaking the name of a witness to the public.

Judge Chou Chan-chun (周占春) and his secretary, Liu Lee-ying (劉麗英), were charged with malfeasance for being negligent in the disclosure of a witness’ name who was involved in a case involving illegal drug production and transportation heard by Chou, Taipei prosecutors said.

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Activists promise to follow negotiator

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A group of Taiwanese independence advocates yesterday vowed to follow China’s top negotiator “every step of the way” when he visits Taiwan next week to show their anger in a series of protests.

China’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait Chen Yunlin Chairman (陳雲林) is scheduled to arrive in Taipei on Monday for the sixth round of talks since 2008.

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US concerned over ECFA notification

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The US government has expressed serious concern over the fact that the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) documents signed by Taiwan and China in June have yet to be submitted to the WTO as promised, Taiwan’s envoy to Washington said yesterday.

“Sending a notification about the ECFA to the WTO is the right thing to do,” Taiwan’s Representative to the US Jason Yuan (袁健生) told Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Huang Wei-cher (黃偉哲) at the legislature’s Foreign and National Defense Committee.

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Lee Teng-hui urges DPP to look outside party

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Former president Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) suggested yesterday that a campaign against President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) in 2012 should have one aim: replacing a Beijing-centric government with one that is more focused on Taiwan.

His remarks come after the Chinese-language United Daily News quoted sources close to the former president as saying that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) should look for political figures outside the party for its nominees prior to 2012.

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N Korea threatens S Korea, US, region with nuclear war

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North Korea warned yesterday that US-South Korean cooperation could bring a nuclear war to the region, as the South began artillery drills amid lingering tension nearly three weeks after the North’s deadly shelling of a South Korean island.

The South’s naval live-fire drills began yesterday and will run through Friday at 27 sites. The regularly scheduled exercises are getting special attention following the North’s artillery attack on front-line Yeonpyeong Island that killed two South Korean marines and two civilians.

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Lawsuit filed against Beijing official

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Falun Gong practitioners in Taiwan yesterday filed a lawsuit against Beijing Deputy Mayor Ji Lin (吉林) — who arrived in Taiwan in the afternoon — for the abuse of Falun Gong practitioners in Beijing.

“Having served in several party and government leadership positions in Beijing since 1998, Ji has played either an assisting or leading role in mass arrests of Falun Gong practitioners in the city,” Taiwan Falun Dafa Association chairman Chang Ching-hsi (張清溪) told reporters outside the Taiwan High Prosecutors’ Office.

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Penghu residents protest during Ma visit

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On a one-day visit to Penghu, President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) yesterday was greeted by protesters who called for fairer treatment from the central government for travel expenses and medical coverage.

Accompanied by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) county officials, about 100 local residents gathered outside the venue where Ma was having lunch with local dignitaries.

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Newsflash


Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai raises his right hand as he takes his oath of office in front of a portrait of Sun Yat-sen during his swearing-in ceremony on Aug. 24.
Photo: Chang Chung-yi, Taipei Times

A proposal to eliminate a requirement that public officials and military personnel take their oaths of office in front of a portrait of Sun Yat-sen (孫逸仙) was aimed at “doing away with authoritarianism,” Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Fan Yun (范雲) said yesterday.