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  1. News - China - JUSTICE

    China 'executed 2,400 people last year', rights group reveals

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 01:46pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing US rights group says leaked figures point to 20 per cent fall in number of people put to death Executions down but China 'still leads the world' China put 2,400 people to death last year, a US-based human rights group said yesterday, shedding rare light on a statistic Beijing considers a state secret. The figure was a fall of 20 per cent ...

  2. News - China - CHINA

    Canadian couple held for espionage in China subjected to 80-day isolation, says son

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 05:28pm by Reuters

    ... crime that is punishable by life in prison or death in the most severe cases. In September, Canada ratified a foreign investment protection agreement with China after a two-year delay in a move ... Reuters in Beijing A Canadian couple accused of spying near China’s sensitive border with North Korea has been kept in near isolation for more than 80 days, their son said, and they have ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - LAND USE

    Hong Kong developers eye green belt land for flats as government plans rezoning

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:01pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Developers in city are seizing opportunity to rezone green belt sites for residential use as planning department works to meet housing targets HK firms eye ... Planning Board. But now the board is more flexible and would make its decision on a case-by-case basis," said surveyor Albert So Chun-hin. The green belt zoning is aimed at avoiding ...

  4. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Aquino says Philippines willing to help China seize illicit assets of fugitives

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Raissa Robles

    ... China in asset hunt President Benigno Aquino said yesterday he would be willing to help Beijing seize illicit assets of Chinese who have fled to the Philippines if any cases were discovered and if Beijing requested cooperation. The overture to Beijing comes as the two countries remain embroiled in a territorial dispute in the South China Sea. "Not to my knowledge have there been ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    China scraps 130,000 ‘leading groups’ in effort to streamline local government

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 02:36pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com China, in an effort to streamline bureaucracy, has scrapped over 130,000 of the many “leading groups” that operate at all levels of governments across ... Xinhua reported. One deputy county chief secretary headed nearly 40 different “leading groups”, the official news agency said. In a separate case, northeastern province of Liaoning in 2013 ...

  6. News - China Insider - SCANDAL

    Founder of China's best known vocational school embroiled in domestic abuse scandal

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 10:09pm by Chen Yifei

    ... president, travelled from the school in the eastern city of Jinan to Shangqiu in central China to help regain control of a property disputed in Lan’s divorce case. The property, called Tianlun ... Chen Yifei yifei.chen@scmp.com Lan Rongxiang, controversial founder of China’s best-known vocational school Lanxiang, has been drawn into a scandal over allegations of domestic violence ...

  7. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodian land grab victims take their case to the ICC in The Hague

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 03:11am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in The Hague Petition cites major human rights violations by Cambodia's 'ruling elite' Land grab victims take case to ICC Victims of land grabs ... tried to condition aid on human rights, China was increasingly "giving money without asking questions," Rogers said. The "ruling elite" had quelled resistance with attacks ...

  8. News - Asia - SOUTHEAST ASIA

    Cambodia-Thailand kidney trafficking case sparks fears of new organ market

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 01:58pm

    ... to a gleaming hospital in the medical tourism hub of neighbouring Thailand. His shadowy journey, which went unnoticed by authorities two years ago, has instigated Cambodia’s first-ever cases of organ ... Trafficking is a widespread problem in impoverished Cambodia and police routinely investigate cases linked to the sex trade, forced marriage or slavery- but this was the first related to organs. “This ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Mainland Chinese banks eye Luxembourg as euro zone hub

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:10am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Yuan loan portfolios in the grand duchy up 35pc from year earlier to 72.8b yuan in first half Mainland banks eye Luxembourgas euro hub Luxembourg is rapidly growing as a channel for Chinese financing and investments flowing into the European Union. China's direct trading of its currency with the euro, which began on September 30, ...

  10. News - China Insider - COURTS

    Retrial may start for man wrongly executed for murder, rape

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 09:02pm by Chen Yifei

    ... not consistent with findings at the crime scene. Following a number of well-publicised, wrongful convictions, China’s Supreme Court starteted to review capital cases before sentences were carried out ... Court overturned the death sentence of a woman who killed and cooked her husband after suffering years of domestic abuse. The total number of death penalty cases in China is classified ...




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