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Taiwan's speaker of the legislature, Wang Jin-pyng, center, pleads with legislators to clear the floor as he enters to open a discussion session between parties on the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) planned with China, Thursday, July 8, 2010, in Taipei, Taiwan. Opposition legislators chanted slogans as they protested the planned trade agreement with rival China, saying it will undermine the island's self-rule and its economy. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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Ruling and opposition lawmakers brawl as discussions start on the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) planned with China on the legislature floor, Thursday, July 8, 2010, in Taipei, Taiwan. Lawmakers were seen shoving and punching each other in Taiwan's legislature after the speaker rejected an opposition bid to conduct a detailed debate on a contentious trade pact with China. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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Speaker of the legislature, Wang Jin-pyng, top row center, tries to maintain order as legislators brawl on the legislature floor at the start of discussions on the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) planned with China on Thursday, July 8, 2010, in Taipei, Taiwan. Lawmakers were seen shoving and punching each other in Taiwan's legislature after the speaker rejected an opposition bid to conduct a detailed debate on a contentious trade pact with China. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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Ruling and opposition lawmakers brawl as discussions start on the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) planned with China on the legislature floor on Thursday, July 8, 2010, in Taipei, Taiwan. Pro-and anti-government lawmakers exchanged punches and threw garbage bins at each other Thursday in another raucous session in Taiwan's legislature after the speaker rejected an opposition bid to conduct a detailed debate on a contentious trade pact with China. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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Ruling and opposition lawmakers brawl as discussions start on the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) planned with China on the legislature floor on Thursday, July 8, 2010, in Taipei, Taiwan. Pro-and anti-government lawmakers exchanged punches and threw garbage bins at each other Thursday in another raucous session in Taiwan's legislature after the speaker rejected an opposition bid to conduct a detailed debate on a contentious trade pact with China. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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Ruling, red collar and opposition lawmakers brawl as discussions start on the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) planned with China on the legislature floor on Thursday, July 8, 2010, in Taipei, Taiwan. Pro-and anti-government lawmakers exchanged punches and threw garbage bins at each other Thursday in another raucous session in Taiwan's legislature after the speaker rejected an opposition bid to conduct a detailed debate on a contentious trade pact with China. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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Ruling, red collar and opposition lawmakers brawl as discussions start on the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) planned with China on the legislature floor on Thursday, July 8, 2010, in Taipei, Taiwan. Pro-and anti-government lawmakers exchanged punches and threw garbage bins at each other Thursday in another raucous session in Taiwan's legislature after the speaker rejected an opposition bid to conduct a detailed debate on a contentious trade pact with China. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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Ruling and opposition lawmakers brawl as discussions start on the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) planned with China on the legislature floor on Thursday, July 8, 2010, in Taipei, Taiwan. Lawmakers were seen shoving and punching each other in Taiwan's legislature after the speaker rejected an opposition bid to conduct a detailed debate on a contentious trade pact with China. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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Ruling and opposition lawmakers brawl as discussions start on the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) planned with China on the legislature floor on Thursday, July 8, 2010, in Taipei, Taiwan. Lawmakers were seen shoving and punching each other in Taiwan's legislature after the speaker rejected an opposition bid to conduct a detailed debate on a contentious trade pact with China. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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Tong Wei, the lawyer to American geologist Xue Feng, walks out from the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court where sentencing for Xue Feng was to take place in Beijing, China, Monday, July 5, 2010. Xue Feng, an American geologist detained and tortured by China's state security agents over an oil industry database, was jailed for eight years Monday in a troubling example of China's rough justice system and the way the U.S. government handles cases against its citizens. The court convicted Xue Feng of collecting intelligence for overseas and illegally providing state secrets. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Adili Wuxor walks a tightrope during the last day of his two-month tightrope walking performance on top of China's National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing Friday, July 2, 2010. Mr. Adili, an Uighur ethnic Dawaz tightrope walking performer, has been walking the tightrope five hours a day on the top of the Bird's Nest over the past 60 days, setting a new Guinness World Record. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

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Adili Wuxor lies on a tightrope during the last day of his two-month tightrope walking performance on top of China's National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing Friday, July 2, 2010. Mr. Adili, an Uighur ethnic Dawaz tightrope walking performer, has been walking the tightrope five hours a day on the top of the Bird's Nest over the past 60 days, setting a new Guinness World Record. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

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Adili Wuxor walks a tightrope during the last day of his two-month tightrope walking performance on top of China's National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing Friday, July 2, 2010. Mr. Adili, an Uighur ethnic Dawaz tightrope walking performer, has been walking the tightrope five hours a day on the top of the Bird's Nest over the past 60 days, setting a new Guinness World Record. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

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Adili Wuxor lies on a tightrope during the last day of his two-month tightrope walking performance on top of China's National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing Friday, July 2, 2010. Mr. Adili, an Uighur ethnic Dawaz tightrope walking performer, has been walking the tightrope five hours a day on the top of the Bird's Nest over the past 60 days, setting a new Guinness World Record. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

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Adili Wuxor waves a Chinese national flag while being lowered to the ground after his two-month tightrope walking performance on top of China's National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing Friday, July 2, 2010. Mr. Adili, a Uighur ethnic Dawaz tightrope walking performer, has been walking the tightrope five hours a day on the top of the Bird's Nest over the past 60 days, setting a new Guinness World Record. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

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Participants carry Chinese national flags during a parade through a downtown Hong Kong street to celebrate the 13th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China in Hong Kong, Thursday, July 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE - This Feb. 23, 2010, file photo shows New Jersey Nets' Yi Jianlian, of China, dunking during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, in East Rutherford, N.J. Two people familiar with the deal tell The Associated Press the New Jersey Nets have traded forward Yi Jianlian to the Washington Wizards, creating even more room as they head into free agency.

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Illustration: US/China

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**FILE** A Chinese clerk counts U.S. dollars in exchange for the Chinese renminbi at a bank in Hefei in central China's Anhui province on June 20, 2010. (Associated Press)

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BLOOMBERG NEWS Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourg's prime minister, who also heads the Eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers, welcomed the flexibility decision by China about the yuan.