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  1. Beijing mayor jailed for graft is close to death

    Posted Dec 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok The most senior official jailed in decades and a key figure in the Tiananmen crackdown, Chen Xitong, is in the final stages of colon cancer. The former Beijing mayor ... into Qincheng Prison, the mainland's most secretive jail where disgraced officials are held. It also provided details about the recent condition of Chen, 79, and confirmed rumours he was dying. ...

  2. Row of shame

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in assets Chen Xitong, former Beijing party secretary and Politburo member, jailed for 16 years in August 1998, aged 68, for taking more than 550,000 yuan in bribes Wang Baosen, former deputy ... Liu Zhihua, former Beijing vice-mayor, sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve in October, aged 59, for taking nearly 7 million yuan (HK$7.9 million) in bribes Chen Liangyu, former ...

  3. Court upholds suspended death sentence of Beijing ex-vice-mayor

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Liu's downfall. The last high-ranking official to receive a sentence this severe was former Communist Party secretary Chen Xitong in 1995. ...

  4. Suspended death sentence for graft

    Posted Oct 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... His case was considered the highest-level scandal to rock the party since Beijing mayor Chen Xitong was charged with graft in 1995 and jailed for 16 years. ... is missing. The case is yet another instance of graft involving social security funds by government officials. Former Shanghai party chief Chen Liangyu was sentenced to 18 years' jail this year ...

  5. Former Beijing leader jailed

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... official to be tried for corruption since the downfall of former party secretary Chen Xitong in 1995. Liu's crimes took place from 1999 to 2006, when he was vice-mayor and director ... district and secretary general of the city government. The case echoes another high-level trial. Former Shanghai party secretary Chen Liangyu was sentenced to 18 years in jail this year, though ...

  6. Corruption- the ugly side of the economic reform boom

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... higher than the former party chief. Chen was the highest-ranking official to be felled by corruption since former Beijing mayor Chen Xitong, also a member of the party's top-level Politburo, ... Communist Party secretary Chen Liangyu, was sacked for corruption in 2006, it tarnished the Shanghai model of development. Chen used the Shanghai pension fund as his own personal bank, giving money ...

  7. Suspended death term for Beijing official

    Posted Mar 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... official under President Hu Jintao's leadership. It was also the first such case involving a senior official in the capital since Chen Xitong, Beijing's former mayor and party secretary, ...

  8. High 'suicide' rate among officials tells its own story

    Posted Apr 18th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... to Chen Xitong, who was later sentenced for corruption and dereliction of duty. Actually, it was a political charge. Chen challenged Jiang Zemin and the Shanghai faction he brought with him ... Chen Minggui, a Hong Kong consultant. 'Often, police or investigators bully and threaten the suspect and leave them the means to take their own lives, like a knife or a rope. ...

  9. Chen Yunlin to steer clear of Tainan in visit

    Posted Feb 17th 2011, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The mainland's top cross-strait negotiator, Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (Arats) president Chen Yunlin, has decided to drop the Tainan leg of a six-day visit to Taiwan starting next week. The decision came after pro-independence activists announced plans to stage protests in the southern city against Chen's visit. ...

  10. Prison declares Chen's wife too ill to serve time

    Posted Feb 19th 2011, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei A Taiwanese prison has decided not to imprison the wheelchair-bound wife of jailed former president Chen Shui-bian due to her poor health, ending months of controversy over her fate. The decision on Wu Shu-chen, 57, made after an assessment by a medical team yesterday, was welcomed by Chen, who is serving a 19-year sentence in Taipei Prison after being ...




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