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  1. Wider reforms needed to tackle corruption

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dismissed Communist Party railways secretary Liu Zhijun had been in charge of the monumental high-speed rail network, a lynchpin of the government's drive to change the nation's economic ... is being investigated for 'violation of discipline'- a euphemism for corruption. Liu's removal reminds us of the depth of the problem posed by corruption on the mainland and also ...

  2. Buyers quizzed over Henderson flat sales fiasco

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Peggy Sito

    ... of the mainland's Minister of Railways Liu Zhijun, who was stripped of his party position and placed under investigation last Saturday. She was arrested by anti-graft investigators in Beijing last month. ...

  3. Jill Vidal makes mistakes like everyone else, says Liu

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clara Mak Liu Chia-chang pities Jill 'Wai See' Vidal, who is at the centre of a drug scandal. 'What kid doesn't make mistakes?' said the Taiwanese vocal teacher (left, with Vidal's twin sister, singer Janice 'Wai Lan' Vidal). Janice Vidal is a guest at Liu's concert series, Liu Chia-chang Music Alive, at the Coliseum, which ends ...

  4. Panel eager to know Liu Jinbao's part in loan mess

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... for an interview with former BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) chief executive Liu Jinbao over a $1.77 billion loan to Shanghai property businessman Chau Ching-ngai. A financial affairs panel is to scrutinise the authority's response to the Chau affair tomorrow. Democrat lawmaker James To Kun-sun will ask the HKMA why Mr Liu was not interviewed. BOCHK appointed a special committee- convened by former ...

  5. Renowned pianist arrested for assaulting wife during argument

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Internationally renowned pianist Liu Shih-kun was arrested yesterday after he allegedly assaulted his wife in a row in North Point. Police said the Tianjin-born pianist, 69, engaged in a physical struggle with his 48-year-old wife, surnamed Kao, during an argument at the Liu Shih Kun Piano and Arts Centre in the China Harbour Building on King's Road at about 6pm. ...

  6. Retiring police chief stands by protest policy

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... rallying for the release of dissident Liu Xiaobo at the central government liaison office in Western on December 24, 2009. They were acquitted almost a year later on December 21 last year. Activist ... awarded to Liu. The government decided not to prosecute her. Speaking on a Commercial Radio programme yesterday, Tang said the interests of those who did not take part in protests should also ...

  7. Quotes of the Week

    Posted Oct 16th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Champagne splashed everywhere- it was a celebration. But a security guard complained to the police that he got wet with our champagne. Activist Ip Ho-yee, 22, recounting how she was arrested for common assault after spilling champagne on a security guard outside the central government liaison office to celebrate the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to dissident Liu ...

  8. Dissident's trial to start within 6 weeks

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu Prominent mainland dissident Liu Xiaobo has been indicted and his trial is expected to take place in the next six weeks, his lawyer said yesterday. Shang Baojun said he had obtained Liu's formal indictment yesterday from Beijing prosecutors, who had accepted a police recommendation that Liu be charged with incitement to subvert state power. Liu was expected ...

  9. Stifling criticism not the way to create harmony

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Beijing Olympics last year was hailed as a turning point for China and held out the hope of a freer, more open society. But the arrest yesterday of prominent activist Liu Xiaobo for inciting subversion shows that little has changed. Mr Liu has been accused by the Public Security Bureau of spreading rumours and defaming the government. His objective, it claimed, was to subvert ...

  10. China and the Nobel Peace Prize

    Posted Sep 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Writer What? What happened? China has told the Norwegian Nobel Committee not to give this year's peace prize to Liu Xiaobo, a jailed dissident. The Foreign Ministry denied trying to influence the Nobel committee's decision. But it said choosing Liu would be an unwise decision. Relations between China and Norway might suffer. Who? Who is Liu Xiaobo? He's ...




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