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  1. News - China - COURTS

    Relative of imprisoned Nobel winner gets 11 years

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 10:55am by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Supporters of Liu Xiaobo's family say harsh punishment of brother-in-law for fraud is an attack on activist's family Relative of imprisoned Nobel ... that the activist's wife immediately decried as a warning to the whole family. The court in suburban Beijing issued the sentence in a brief hearing after finding Liu Hui guilty of fraud in a real estate ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Rafael Hui 'received secret HK$11 million payment from Beijing'

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 02:01pm by Stuart Lau

    ... secret HK$11m by Beijing' In a sensational twist in the High Court yesterday, former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan revealed he received a secret HK$11 million payment "from Beijing" amid offers of help from top mainland official Liao Hui. Hui- who has admitted enjoying a lavish lifestyle- told the graft trial that on a trip to Beijing in 2008 Liao told him ...

  3. News - China - COURTS

    Beijing Zoo boss claims he made 8 million yuan fortune moonlighting as cab driver

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 02:19pm by Kathy Gao

    ... Kathy Gao kathy.gao@scmp.com Apart from unexplained wealth, ex-official also accused of pocketing 14 million yuan in bribes A former deputy chief of the Beijing Zoo, when asked to explain ... and “possessing huge assets of unknown origin” in a Beijing court on Wednesday. Six million yuan in cash, paintings and gold bullion from unknown sources were found in Xiao’s apartment – a cache worth ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    'Rafael Hui is a liar and a fraudster', co-defendant's lawyer tells court

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:50am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Counsel for co-defendant says ex-chief secretary made up evidence on HK$11m gift from Beijing Lawyer calls Hui liar and fraudster A lawyer for a Sun Hung Kai ... "someone in Beijing" in 2007 amid offers of help from Liao Hui, who was then director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office. Ian Winter QC, for SHKP executive director and co-defendant ...

  5. News - China - COURTS

    Ilham Tohti to appeal separatism conviction and jailing for life, lawyers say

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 03:05am by Minnie Chan

    ... Uygur scholar who suggested Beijing use peaceful and constructive means and rule of law to ease tension between Han and Ugyurs, was sentenced to life in prison by the Intermediate People's ... in causing the bloody clashes between Han and Uygurs, Li said. In the appeal, Tohti said Xinjiang police took him from his Beijing home in January without a warrant, according to Li. "The ...

  6. News - China - COURTS

    'How did I end up like this'? Liu Tienan repentant as he admits graft charges

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:42am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Liu Tienan repents for taking millions in bribes as deputy chief of reform commission Former top planner admits guilt at graft trial The former deputy chief of the National Development and Reform Commission pleaded guilty to taking bribes at the conclusion of his one-day trial yesterday. A verdict would be announced later, the court said. "I have been ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    I couldn't afford to stay on as chief secretary, Rafael Hui testifies

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:12am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Rafael Hui tells his trial he turned down pleas from local and Beijing officials to remain in office as spending outstripped government pay Stay chief secretary? I couldn't afford to Repeated attempts by local and Beijing officials to dissuade Rafael Hui Si-yan in 2007 from relinquishing his No 2 job in government came to naught, a High Court ...

  8. News - China - COURTS

    Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti denies charges in separatism trial

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35pm by AGENCIES

    ... in the region. Tohti, a former economics professor in Beijing, is accused of leading activities aimed at overthrowing Chinese rule in Xinjiang, where authorities have been waging a “war on terror” ... of Beijing. “He’s against separatism,” Tohti’s lawyer, Liu Xiaoyuan, said during a midday pause in Wednesday’s court proceedings at the Urumqi People’s Intermediate Court in Xinjiang. “He has only ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Rafael Hui admits in corruption trial that he evaded taxes on 'fees'

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Stuart Lau

    ... before the 2005 chief executive poll, although he said Beijing had predetermined Tsang's ultimate victory. Hui is accused of accepting bribes from brothers Thomas Kwok and Raymond Kwok ... of Beijing's announcement in late June 2005 he would get the job. Hui, 66, faces eight charges related to bribery and misconduct in public office. Thomas Kwok, 62, faces one charge of conspiracy ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Rafael Hui initially refused offer of chief secretary job, graft trial hears

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:05am by Stuart Lau

    ... changed his mind after pondering their phone conversation, during which Tsang- then acting chief executive following the resignation of Tung Chee-hwa- disclosed Beijing had offered him the top ... He said he had told the Kwok brothers a few months earlier he believed it would be impossible for Beijing to appoint as Hong Kong's leader "someone who had been trained up ...




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