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  1. Hint at death penalty for Bo

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... due to the sensitive timing of the piece. They said that the referral to Liu and Zhang, rather than two more recent high-ranking officials- former Beijing chief Chen Xitong and former Shanghai chief Chen Liangyu- who were brought down on corruption charges, suggested that Bo might face capital punishment, unlike the two Chens. Chen Xitong was sentenced in 1998 to 16 years in jail ...

  2. Ousted Shanghai boss 'is not immune'

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... of course, not immune.' Mr Gan said Chen's health was 'very good'. Chen was the first Politburo member to be purged for corruption since former Beijing party boss Chen Xitong ... Cary Huang in Beijing Chen Liangyu awaits his fate 'in good health' The ousted Communist Party boss of Shanghai, Chen Liangyu, was in jail awaiting trial on corruption charges ...

  3. Mainland star Yao Chen open to new role after visit to Manila refugees

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Renowned for her big mouth, mainland actress Yao Chen proved she has a big heart, too, after a recent trip to the Philippines to highlight the plight of urban refugees in Manila. Yao, 30, made her name as the funny Guo Furong in the 2006 hit martial arts television sitcom Wu Lin Wai Zhuan or My Own Swordsman, and most recently in Lurk, in which she plays a spy ...

  4. After Chen, 'Red Army' targets Ma

    Posted Aug 26th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei A leader of Taiwan's 'Red Army' that played a pivotal role in the downfall of former president Chen Shui-bian will stage a mass rally next month ... People Campaign Against Corruption', appealed for the thousands who joined a series of protests against Chen between 2006 and 2007 to rally against Mr Ma in front of his office. 'The ...

  5. News - China - SOCIETY

    Public outcry after son moves mother into pigsty

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Spotlight thrust on conditions for elderly after mother found living with her son's 200kg sow Mum kept in pigsty ignites outcry online The revelation that a Lianyungang farmer kept his 100-year-old mother in a pigsty for two years has added fuel to the debate of conditions facing the elderly. The farmer, Chen Shoutian, became the target ...

  6. NPC approves Chen Deming as commerce chief, passes seven bills

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and vice-premier, cabinet ministers, new chairman of the Central Military Commission and heads of the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate, Xinhua reported. Chen Deming, 58, formally replaced Bo Xilai as the country's top trade and commerce official, the session announced yesterday. Mr Chen had been deputy head of the National Development and Reform ...

  7. Chen calls for 1m marchers

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian yesterday urged a million people to take to the streets on March 26 to protest against the mainland's planned enactment ... Taiwan's democracy and peace,' said Mr Chen. He said if 500,000 people in Hong Kong turned out on July 1 two years ago to demonstrate against Article 23, 'why can't we have one ...

  8. News - China - SOCIAL WELFARE

    Teacher garners public sympathy after writing 'seditious' essays

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Chen Pingfu was left penniless after suffering a heart attack. His essays on how officials treat the poor led to charges- and public sympathy From teacher to enemy of the state If not for his heart attack in 2005, Chen Pingfu would still be a maths teacher, leading an ordinary life in Lanzhou, Gansu province. That misfortune was followed by several ...

  9. Corrections & Clarifications

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The story headlined 'Police harass dozens of blind activist's supporters' on Page 8 yesterday said a staff member at Chen Guangcheng's local Yinan Public Security Bureau hung up the phone when a reporter mentioned activist Liu Ping's name. It should have said the person hung up when Chen's name was mentioned. ...

  10. 'Caring father' jailed for child porn

    Posted Sep 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong A retired businessman was jailed for eight months yesterday for possessing still pictures and video clips of child pornography, including some depicting sadism and bestiality. Jailing Josiah Chan Chi-ho, 50, Principal Magistrate Andrew Ma Hon ...




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