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  1. Amnesty called on corporate crimes

    Posted Feb 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... offerings and raise money in capital markets without fear that raising profiles would attract the attention of official investigators and land their bosses in trouble, or even jail. ... on the mainland. According to the Hebei document- released early last month but only reported by the China Youth Daily on Saturday- the authorities would not prosecute bosses of private firms if crimes ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    'Corporate veil' cast aside as UK court rules on divorce settlement

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com UK court ruling that a spouse can lay claim to company assets in reaching a settlement is likely to have a significant impact in HK 'corporate ... to affect divorce proceedings in Hong Kong. Lawyers say the decision could make it harder for a spouse to hide personal assets by putting them behind a corporate structure- the "corporate ...

  3. Amnesty criticises widespread use of capital punishment

    Posted Mar 25th 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan China led the world in executions last year, carrying out 1,718 death sentences, or 72 per cent of the world's total, human rights group Amnesty International says. ... year's and that he expected fewer people to be executed this year because of the central government's stress on 'social harmony'. Amnesty International said yesterday that China ...

  4. Evidence guidelines ban torture in capital cases

    Posted May 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at a time'. Ultimate penalty Amnesty International says 672 people were executed in 2008 worldwide, excluding China, where the number put to death was at least: 1,178 ... but details were revealed to the China News Service by the bodies that issued them- the Supreme People's Court, the Supreme People's Procuratorate and the ministries of public security, ...

  5. Rights group takes aim at China's soaring execution rates

    Posted Apr 05th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... to be seen. There doesn't seem to be any moves afoot.' One of the reasons Amnesty International maintains there are so many executions in China is that a person accused of a capital crime ... International, reported 64 executions last year. 'The true figures are believed to be much higher,' the report says. Amnesty International's count for China, which it has always said ...

  6. Make Hong Kong the cartel capital of the world

    Posted Aug 18th 2003, 12:00am by Mark Williams

    ... been overlooked is to promote Hong Kong as the cartel capital of the world, given that the international cartel business appears to be thriving. According to an Organisation of Economic ... as a potential venue. Only Hong Kong has all the necessary attributes to foster and support the international cartel market. First, government policy, as set out in the 1997 policy statement, said ...

  7. Hontex ruling a valuable deterrent

    Posted Jun 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... fabric maker Hontex International Holdings was ruled to have misled them by overstating turnover and pre-tax profit in its prospectus for its listing in 2009. Listing sponsor Mega Capital (Asia) ... not prevent it from launching criminal proceedings. Deterrent examples like the Hontex/Mega Capital case can be instrumental in helping raise corporate governance standards. Officials should bear ...

  8. Life after death?

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... It was the first time in 32 years that the legislature had cut the number of capital offences and a victory for campaigners who want to abolish the death penalty. The 13 include offences related to smuggling, robbery, financial crimes and protection of cultural treasures. China does not publish the number of executions. Amnesty International estimated that, in 2008, at least 1,718 people were ...

  9. Boom time for China's corporate crooks as the economy soars

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

    ... Neil Gough In the beginning, there was the Forbes list of China's richest. Then came the more locally flavoured Hurun report with its own tally of mainland billionaires. So perhaps ... Shenzhen-based lawyer Wang Rongli has dissected 95 of the biggest corporate graft investigations, busts, dismissals and demotions, trials, convictions and executions involving the country's most ...

  10. Choose life

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Otherwise, Asia will continue to be the hub of executions in the world. China and India- the two emerging economic powers and home to more than ... Was it a case of a costly (some might say isolated) mistake or is something more fundamental at stake here? The power to inflict capital punishment essentially raises the question about the authority ...




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