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  1. Penal reform removes prisons' profit motive

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Making them state-funded may curb graft and improve inmates' labour conditions The mainland is experimenting with reform of its controversial penal system by severing prisons from their business arms. The aim is to curb corruption and improve prisone ...

  2. Give us more time to beat piracy, urges official

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma A top mainland intellectual property rights official yesterday appealed to business leaders attending the Fortune Global Forum to give the country more time to work on improving protection of brands and copyright. State Intellectual Property ...

  3. Hotline hears a litany of women's tragedies

    Posted Aug 30th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The woman suffers from an obsessive-compulsive disorder as an adult after neighbours raped her repeatedly when she was studying in primary school, the first time when she was 10. When other neighbours found out, instead of alerting ...

  4. China's rights report on US 'valid, but political'

    Posted Feb 28th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... by the State Council information office, are more or less the same every year. Quoting press reports in the US, China's report highlights the high crime rate, inmate numbers, racial and gender ... Notable numbers from China's report on the US human rights situation Violent crimes in 2007: 1.4m Guns owned by citizens: 200m Internet users tracked: 100,000 Criminals behind bars: 2.3m ...

  5. Security official vows tight watch on tourism

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Josephine Ma

    ... at a press briefing in Beijing yesterday, Mr Bai said he was concerned that Hong Kong's crime rate could rise as more mainland tourists were allowed to enter on individual permits. 'Of ... a warning to organised-crime syndicates looking to exploit the new tourism regulations. '[Mainland] criminals who break the law [in Hong Kong] will not be able to escape the fate of Cheung ...

  6. Mainlanders who break law face ban

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... over a possible increase in crime - including a rise in firearms trafficking and the number of illegal workers and prostitutes - after Hong Kong opened its border to individual travellers from ... tourists three years ago to 13 in every 10,000 tourists this year, the spokesman said. Officials from the Ministry of Public Security have agreed to intensify pressure on cross-border crime ...

  7. Security panel chief warns of more unrest and social tension

    Posted Jan 13th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... governments and party organisations. Mr Chen also warned that crimes such as kidnapping or using violence to collect debt repayments were set to increase, particularly as the impact of the economic ... at grass-roots level. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers were mobilised to help police keep public order and prevent crime during the Olympics and the torch relay before the Games started. Mr Chen said ...

  8. Death penalty will not be abolished

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... in an attempt to curb the soaring crime rate. Since provincial court spending is funded by provincial governments, local judges are more prone to corruption due to their close relationships with local ...

  9. Inmate's death prompts calls for revamp of 'reform-through-labour' system

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... trial. Mao Shoulong, a public administration professor at People's University in Beijing, said the system was not fair to offenders who committed minor crimes because a one-year term ...

  10. Show of force in Urumqi

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... was a serious violent crime organised by separatists inside China and incited by overseas separatist forces. Speaking during a televised visit to a hospital where injured armed police were being ...




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