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  1. Outcry after rail official escapes execution

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... of the Railways Bureau in Wuhan, for hiring criminals to kill a person who revealed four years ago that he was corrupt. Liu, the 50-year-old younger brother of Minister of Railways Liu Zhijun, was also found guilty of embezzling public funds and accepting bribes. The case has sent shockwaves throughout the mainland's railway sector. In November, Liu Zhijun was quoted as saying he wanted ...

  2. Beijing wants to close Bo case soon

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wang Xiangwei The Communist Party leadership's announcement last week to expel Liu Zhijun, the former minister of railways, and turn him over for criminal prosecution on corruption charges should come as no surprise. Since February of last year, Liu has been under investigation by the party's anti-corruption watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection ...

  3. Railways ministry reform under way

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... system, which will improve legal supervision of the rail sector,' said Wang Xiaoyong, the head of Qinghai's procuratorate. Before the arrest of former railways minister Liu Zhijun ...

  4. 100 million yuan policy for Liu

    Posted Oct 31st 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou A mainland insurance company has presented superstar hurdler Liu Xiang (pictured) with a 100 million yuan policy in case of serious injury. The Olympic gold medallist would ... Liu's coach, Sun Haiping, voiced concern for his welfare should he suffer serious injury. A payout in terms of a general China team insurance policy would be vastly inadequate recompense ...

  5. Online crusader blogging FOR JUSTICE

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com Many people may have come to know Beijing lawyer Liu Xiaoyuan over the past year only as a good friend and legal consultant to artist Ai Weiwei. However, for those who follow the mainland's blogosphere, 'Liu Xiaoyuan' is a familiar name. The lawyer was one the first and most prolific bloggers on legal issues in the country, and he has ...

  6. Respect those who fight for rights, says American law don

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was originally listed in the seminar's programme as a commentator entitled to five minutes of speech time. However, the Beijing lawyer, known for his defence of sensitive figures from Liu Xiaobo ...

  7. Ex-vice-governor to lose NPC post

    Posted Jan 24th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai The Guangdong People's Congress will soon strip former vice-governor Liu Weiming of his membership to the National People's Congress, a local official said yesterday. ... Committee of the provincial people's congress had put forward a proposal to strip Mr Liu, 68, of his national membership because he had 'seriously overstepped rules'. It did ...

  8. Probation for graffiti attack on police HQ

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... psychiatric history'. Liu Chi-yan, 36, earlier pleaded guilty in Eastern Court to one count each of criminal damage, assaulting a police officer and performing an act that may cause obstruction to a public place after the November incident. On November 20, Liu climbed a ladder onto a ledge at Arsenal House in Wan Chai. He spray-painted Chinese characters on a glass panel in red and blue. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Abused wife who beat husband to death with hammer cleared of murder

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Liu Chui-fa, 44, not guilty by a 6-to-1 verdict of murdering her husband Cheung Chok-choi, a fishmonger. The same majority found her guilty of manslaughter by reason of provocation. Liu ... earlier heard Liu was abandoned as a child, later raped and subjected to domestic violence, and had tried to commit suicide. Defence lawyer Lawrence Poots yesterday told the court that Liu ...

  10. Parents recant in bizarre 'prostitution' case

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... confession, made out of fear of police reprisals. On March 16, police in Yunnan arrested Liu Fangfang, 14, and Liu Lili, 13, outside their home in Kunming, accusing them of prostitution. When their parents, Liu Shihua and Zhang Anfen, and two friends went to see what was happening, they were beaten and detained. All six were released the next day because of insufficient evidence. However, Ms ...




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