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  1. Ambassadors to China suspected in graft case

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Fabio Scarpello in Denpasar Two former Indonesian ambassadors to China are suspected of illegally pocketing fees for visa documents, passports and special travel documents, causing losses to the state of some US$10.28 million. Assistant Attorney General for Special Crimes Marwan Effendi declined to name the suspects but said they had been stationed in China between 1999 and 2004. During ...

  2. The case for freeing the 'last hooligan'

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Niu Yuqiang has been described as China's last hooligan, which conjures up a utopian vision of a society that has eradicated anti-social behaviour. The reality is rather more ... will not be free until 2020. Lawyers are now campaigning for his release. Hooliganism was a catch-all charge used to silence political dissent. It was also used, as in Niu's case, as an instrument ...

  3. Milk hero's case shows how pressure can work

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... let alone jailed. It appears Beijing was not expecting the strong criticism the sentence provoked in China and overseas. The response was particularly strong in Hong Kong, with 28 local ... Zhao, that is to be welcomed. However, the case does not inspire any confidence in the mainland's legal system or the rule of law. Lodging an appeal to a court should be straightforward. ...

  4. Three arrested in wrong-identity murder case

    Posted Jun 04th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Police in Henan have arrested three new suspects in a high-profile murder case in which the supposed victim turned up alive last month, and public pressure is rising as more cases of judicial injustice come to light. Zhao Zuohai was convicted and served 11 years in jail for supposedly murdering Zhao Zhenshang, a fellow resident of Zhaolou village, during an argument ...

  5. Case builds against once-lauded liability law

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei When China's Tort Liability Law took effect on July 1, it caused a brief period of excitement among lawyers and nervousness among companies. The law has given ... in December 2009 after four revisions. But its passage has provided little comfort for the families of the victims, as the law would apply only to cases after it took effect. Even more unfortunate ...

  6. Two cases highlight legal minefield of state secrets

    Posted Jul 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The recent case of jailed Rio Tinto executive Stern Hu sounded a warning to foreigners to be careful how they go about business in China. If anyone did not heed it, the eight-year sentence imposed on American geologist Xue Feng leaves no excuse. It flags an uncharted legal minefield of vague state security laws. The differences in the two cases reveal a worrying trend. Hu admitted ...

  7. How the case unfolded

    Posted Jun 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ICAC raids the offices of the South China Morning Post, Oriental Daily News, Sing Tao, The Sun, Apple Daily and the Hong Kong Economic Journal in response to the reports. Six people including ... Instance was wrong to make the order to set aside the search warrants and the ICAC had acted lawfully. But the ICAC's appeal is dismissed because the court has no jurisdiction to hear the case ...

  8. More than 20 mainland firms linked to Rio bribery case

    Posted Apr 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they were convicted. The case has threatened China's trade and investment relationship with Western countries, with foreign businesses complaining about the mainland's murky legal system ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai More than 20 Chinese companies including Sinochem International have been implicated in the Rio Tinto bribery case, underscoring concerns that illegal practices ...

  9. Top Beijing judge faces trial in high-profile corruption case

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... (HK$4.54 million) in bribes, the China Business Journal reported yesterday. Citing an informant, the Journal said the investigation into Huang's case had entered its final stage, and would ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou In the highest profile judicial corruption case since the founding of the People's Republic, a top Beijing judge accused of abusing his power by accepting bribes ...

  10. Student who punched teacher twice in the eye sent to rehabilitation centre

    Posted Sep 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A Form Three student who punched his teacher in the eye was sent to a rehabilitation centre yesterday. Sentencing Lam Kai-wai, Tsuen Wan magistrate Sham Siu-man said he was shocked by the violence of the 16-year-old, who needed supervision. The court heard that the teacher, Rocky Yung Lok-ki, suffered bruises, tenderness and a 1cm laceration near his eye, but his ...




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