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  1. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: Strategic Reassurance and Resolve, by James Steinberg and Michael O'Hanlon

    Posted May 25th 2014, 03:42pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... that could well push the relationship towards an arms race and confrontation. But they also say this worst-case scenario can be avoided if the two countries adopt deliberate policies to avert it. ...

  2. Passports held as CAO case simmers

    Posted Dec 07th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill, Michael Dwyer

    ... the October 20 share placement. Lawyers and fund managers yesterday said investors who bought into the October placement could have a legal case against both CAO and Deutsche Bank, which managed ...

  3. One man's freedom is hope for homeowners

    Posted Oct 31st 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill In a landmark case, a judge in a mainland court has released a man who killed the agent of a developer sent to force him and his family to leave their home. In the Middle ... are used to force residents who refuse compensation to move. In some cases, water, electricity and access to transport are cut off. Well-financed, armed with many people and licences from city ...

  4. US court could seize BMW cars

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai A United States court could order the seizure of BMW cars produced in China and exported to other countries if exiled entrepreneur Yang Rong wins his case ... compensation of US$690 million from the Liaoning government for assets he said it stole from him. 'Liaoning is very passive in this case. It does not want private negotiations but is relying ...

  5. Penalties hit 38 officials as probe uncovers $174m fraud at ICBC

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... for potential investors who are thinking of buying shares in China's largest bank when it gains a listing. Since April, the auditors had uncovered five cases of fraud each involving more than one ... of the Shanghai branch. In one case, the illegality had gone on for five years and, in two cases, those responsible had fled with the money. Of the 38 officers involved, eight were of manager rank. Twelve ...

  6. The mainland public defenders who want to reform the system

    Posted Sep 08th 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... from Beijing took up her case, at no charge. Xia Lin and Xia Nan argued that Deng Yujiao was threatened with rape and had acted in self-defence. After her trial on June 16, she walked free, ... The pair, partners at the 11-year-old Beijing Huayi Law Firm, are part of the mainland's small but growing number of public interest lawyers, prepared to take on cases for no fee which ...

  7. Edrington tackles spirited challenge

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... 10,000 12-bottle cases of malt whisky, a fraction of the total imports of one million cases, which in turn accounts for one thousandth of total spirit sales on the mainland. The market leaders ... biggest market in Asia, after Taiwan with 60,000 to 70,000 cases a year and Japan, with 30,000 to 40,000 cases. With an import duty of 100 per cent, a bottle of its Famous Grouse blended whisky ...

  8. Law being 'manipulated', says Yang

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... the definition of a private entrepreneur. 'How can they say they regard private entrepreneurs highly?' he asked. 'How many more unjust cases will there be in China based on the Liaoning ... and, using someone else's identity, illegally fled the country.' The lawsuit is a high-profile case because China Brilliance was the first mainland company to list on the New York ...

  9. Court explores avenues of Champs Elysees

    Posted Aug 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... copied from our Fuda project. We found cases not only in Shanghai but in Beijing, Hangzhou, Nanning and Shandong - nearly 50 in total.' Meidi hired lawyers in Guangzhou and Shenzhen to pursue its case and seek compensation from companies which had used the name. Negotiations were held with two of them: Longcang and Waitan, both property companies in Shanghai. But no agreement ...

  10. Without a trace

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... by a court on the very day Chau was arrested - May 28. Then came a brief window of transparency that allowed the media to report the arrest and major public interest issues in the case - such as how Shanghai sells land and what are the rights of developers, residents and the city in redevelopment projects. Then the party's propaganda department ordered a ban on reporting the case ...




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