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  1. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Apr 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The front page report 'Beijing says Games terror plot foiled' yesterday identified the alleged plot leader as Abdulrahman Tuersun, also known as Ajimaimaiti. Ajimaimaiti is the name of a second alleged leader. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing must ensure people's right to privacy

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by ZHOU ZUNYOU

    ... Zhou Zunyou Zhou Zunyou says the trial by media of a juvenile suspect underscores the lack of progress Beijing's piecemeal approach to privacy is denying people a basic human right The case of Li Guanfeng, the 17-year-old son of the prominent People's Liberation Army singing artist Li Shuangjiang, is hitting the headlines again. A defence lawyer publicised a sternly ...

  3. Dissident Ni Yulan jailed 32 months over protest

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao priscilla.jiao@scmp.com Disabled land-rights activist Ni Yulan (pictured) was sentenced to two years and eight months in jail by a Beijing court yesterday on charges ... of a Beijing land seizure, has been offering legal advice to victims of land evictions and in housing rights cases for years. This is the third time she has been convicted by a court and jailed. She ...

  4. News - China - COURTS

    Beijing court jails 10 for illegally detaining petitioners

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 04:21pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing A Beijing court has sentenced 10 people to up to 18 months in jail for illegally detaining petitioners from another city, state media reported on Sunday, in a rare case ... their grievances in Beijing, the People’s Daily said on its website, citing a Beijing newspaper. They held them in rented houses in a Beijing suburb where the petitioners said they were beaten, the report ...

  5. Beijing airport chief admits bribery charges

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Zhang Zhizhong, the former head of Beijing Capital International Airport, has stood trial, charged with taking nearly 5 million yuan (HK$6.12 million) ... and 38,000 employees, according to the company's website. Beijing launched a crackdown on corruption in 2009, especially in state-owned enterprises of energy, transport and other key sectors, ...

  6. Beijing must fix loose ends in blind activist's case

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to light. Beijing lawyer Ding Xikui said the last time Chen Kegui's wife heard from him was via text message in the early hours of April 27, when he asked her to help him hire a lawyer. ... a conversation he had with an official from the State Bureau of Letters and Calls in early May, while he was at Chaoyang Hospital in Beijing after leaving the US embassy, where he had sought refuge. ...

  7. Beijing wants to close Bo case soon

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for his life. Bo is the biggest headache, not least because he is the most senior official to fall from grace in more than a decade. Compared to ex-Politburo members like former Beijing party ...

  8. Beijing best to end birth row, Elsie Leung says

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong in Beijing and Emily Tsang Elsie Leung Oi-sie, senior adviser to Beijing on Hong Kong's Basic Law, says the city's government should seek an interpretation of the mini-constitution to stop an influx of mainlanders giving birth in the city. Calling a rare media gathering in Beijing, the former secretary for justice said the right-of-abode issue 'is a legal ...

  9. Beijing may be asked to rule on right of abode

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are talking about the possibility of Beijing either stepping in or being asked to interpret the Basic Law - something that has happened only four times since the handover. Evangeline Banao Vallejos, ... interpretation would likely go against the domestic helpers seeking residency. He said Beijing expressed the view over a decade ago, via the Preparatory Committee for the HKSAR, that domestic helpers did ...

  10. Robber 'wanted medical treatment'

    Posted Nov 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng A Beijing farmer suffering from acute anaemia committed armed robbery to take advantage of the free medical treatment he would receive in prison, saying he could never afford care otherwise, mainland media reported. The unidentified 19-year-old man had stood trial in a hospital room at a Beijing emergency medical centre this month as he was too sick to be taken ...




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