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  1. News - China - CRIME

    Beijing touts drop in capital crimes in annual human rights reports

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Beijing hails drop in capital crimes The central government released its tenth white paper on human rights yesterday, highlighting a decrease in the number of crimes eligible for the death sentence as a sign of progress. The paper published by the State Council Information Office said the mainland has enforced strict controls over use ...

  2. News - China - CRIME

    Foreign English teachers face scrutiny after sex alerts

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Foreign English teachers on the mainland face tighter supervision in the wake of two child sex scandals in Beijing and Nanjing. ...

  3. News - Asia - KOREA

    South Korea says Japan must educate its people about war crimes

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:17pm by Associated Press in New York

    ... crimes committed during colonial rule. In an interview on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan said: “We are victims of Japanese colonial rule.” Kim, speaking ... to convince South Korea it is truly contrite. Kim accused Japanese politicians of denying war crimes and said Japan’s failure to educate its people properly about the past was the root cause of its ...

  4. Investigated for economic crimes

    Posted Apr 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheng Yizhong, founder and former chief editor of the Southern Metropolis Daily and The Beijing News, was arrested on suspicion of economic crimes in March 2004. A district procuratorate in Guangzhou dropped the case that August, citing insufficient evidence. Zhao Yan, a researcher for The New York Times in Beijing, was imprisoned for three years for fraud. A charge of disclosing state ...

  5. Mainland crime

    Posted Nov 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Killings and kidnappings dominated last week's headlines about China. Is crime really getting much worse in the mainland or is it just that we hear more about it nowadays? Write to us. ...

  6. Shanghai's labour bureau chief suspected of financial crimes

    Posted Jul 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shanghai is investigating the head of the local labour bureau, Zhu Junyi, on suspicion of economic-related crimes, a government spokesman said yesterday, ... human rights group, claimed officials gave land to property developer Chau Ching-ngai in return for favours. Mr Chau also served a jail term for unrelated financial crimes. ...

  7. News - China - CHINADIGEST

    China Digest

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... reports. The suspects were connected to about 60,000 criminal cases, including murders, kidnappings, drug trafficking and economic crimes. A total of 1,100 suspects were linked to 500 street ...

  8. News - China

    Briefs, September 21, 2012

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... Ties go beyond sea dispute, Xi tells Hanoi Vice-President Xi Jinping told Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday that issues regarding the South China Sea do not represent the entirety of China-Vietnam relations, but will affect their ties if ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    Bo Xilai supporters gather in Chongqing

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 11:04am by Patrick Boehler

    ... of Chongqing do not welcome an organised crime lawyer,” one banner read, according to photos that spread on Sina Weibo and forums. “Fight organised crime, eliminate the evil.” Many of the comments ... support in his former Central Chinese power base. Bo gained popularity in the city for taking on Chongqing’s notorious organised crime. In 2009, he sacked the city’s police chief, Wen Qiang, who ...

  10. Mainland kidnappings a worry

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The problem of child kidnappings on the mainland is becoming very serious. The abducted children come from different backgrounds and there are many reasons for this terrible crime ... without a male heir. Also, the widening wealth gap on the mainland creates bitter feelings among the poor, leading to crimes such as kidnapping. Some criminals kidnap children from rich families ...




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