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  1. News - China - CRIME

    Disgraced rail boss Liu Zhijun to stand trial for 'very serious' graft

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Liu Zhijun, who may have accepted up to 60 million yuan in bribes for high-speed-rail contracts, will seek leniency, lawyer says Ex-rail chief likely to plead guilty to graft Disgraced former railways minister Liu Zhijun will go on trial in Beijing tomorrow in one of the mainland's biggest corruption case in recent years. Liu's lawyer, ...

  2. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Seized assets much more than case against disgraced rail boss Liu Zhijun

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Seized assets exceed Liu's alleged crimes Investigations into disgraced rail minister Liu Zhijun and other "related cases" have resulted in the recovery of almost 350 flats and more than 900 million yuan (HK$1.14 billion), according to a Beijing newspaper affiliated with Xinhua. Citing indictments in Liu's corruption ...

  3. Comment - Blogs - CORRUPTION

    Former railways chief Liu Zhijun urges daughter to 'stay out of politics'

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 05:07pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com “No matter what you do- stay out of politics”. This was the advice disgraced ex-railways boss Liu Zhijun had for his daughter as he prepared to face the full ... his hands together and said “nothing”- except the terse reminder for her to stay away from the dirty business of politics,  China Newsweek  reported on Monday. Liu was accused of taking bribes ...

  4. News - China

    Ex-railways minister Liu Zhijun seeks to avoid death penalty

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 03:16pm by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Wife of Liu Zhijun says husband was 'a good man who came home for dinner every night' Ex-railways chief hopes to avoid death penalty Beleaguered former railways minister and alleged philanderer Liu Zhijun asked lawyers to help him escape the death penalty in his upcoming trial, while his wife described him as a good man who came home for dinner ...

  5. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Ex-railways chief Liu Zhijun meddled with projects worth 175b yuan, court hears

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Liu Zhijun interfered with bidding for at least 53 deals from 2007 and 2010, Beijing court hears Ex-railways chief meddled in projects worth 175b yuan Former railways minister Liu Zhijun interfered in the bidding for at least 53 projects worth a total of nearly 175 billion yuan (HK$217.8 billion) between 2007 and 2010, a Beijing court was told ...

  6. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Ex-railways chief Liu Zhijun charged with corruption

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 01:13pm by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Former railways minister Liu Zhijun has been officially charged with taking bribes and abusing his office in one of the biggest corruption investigations to hit China in recent years. Prosecutors filed charges against Liu in Beijing's No 2 Intermediate Court yesterday, Xinhua reported, in a long-anticipated move in an investigation that had ...

  7. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Shamed former railways minister Liu Zhijun tried to bribe his way to power

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Attempt by former railways chief Liu Zhijun to buy promotion is revealed as woman believed to be his secret financier appears in Beijing court Shamed minister tried to bribe way to power New details have emerged about how disgraced railways chief Liu Zhijun tried to bribe his way up the ladder with the help of a female intermediary to become a state leader. ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    China news round-up: Diaoyu activists pledge return to islands, death for Liu Zhijun?

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 07:13am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Politics Weibo* On Sunday, tens of thousands commemorated  online the 67th anniversary of the Marco Polo Bridge Incident which started the Second Sino-Japanese War.  People's Daily Overseas Edition* Hong Kong Diaoyu-activists pledged to return to the disputed islands in August. Beijing News* Sentencing of former Railways Minister Liu Zhijun ...

  9. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Key questions never asked in graft probe of ex-railways chief Liu Zhijun

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei xiangwei.wang@scmp.com Length of probe into Liu Zhijun indicated scale of misdeeds, but murky details of a web of corruption were not clarified in swift trial Key questions on shamed rail chief left unanswered Former railways minister Liu Zhijun stood in a Beijing court on June 9 facing charges of bribery and abuse of power in one of the country's most sensational ...

  10. Probe of ex-railways chief nets senior official

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih The corruption investigation of former railways minister Liu Zhijun has claimed his right-hand man, a pioneer of China's high-speed railway. Zhang Shuguang, the second ... Zhijun earned the nickname 'Leaping Liu' for pushing high-speed rail on the mainland. Zhang also played a leading role in the development of the network, which is the world's ...




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