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  1. News - China - ECONOMY

    Sovereign wealth fund chief calls on government to respect law

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan victoria.ruan@scmp.com With liberals pushing for reform to boost the administration's credibility, Lou Jiwei says government departments must follow laws Fund boss urges respect for law Chinese sovereign wealth fund chief Lou Jiwei yesterday urged the government to show greater respect for the law. "When we talk about governing the nation based on law, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Stiff penalty for restaurateur who cheated HK's wage protection fund

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy and Thomas Chan Bankrupt businessman given harshest penalty in years for cheating HK workers' fund Restaurant owner jailed for cooking the books A bankrupt restaurant owner has been convicted of fraud and jailed for three years, the harshest sentence yet for hiding assets to cheat a government fund designed to protect former workers. Deputy District Judge Ernest ...

  3. Row over funding of court battles

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... And that's sparked a row about whether the fund is being abused for the benefit of lawyers. In particular, pro-government politicians have questioned whether lawyers from the Civic Party made any ... the bridge case involved champerty- where a person funds a case to win a portion of the benefits- because there had been no such complaint. Benny Tai Yiu-ting, associate professor of law ...

  4. Fund tracking

    Posted Oct 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the vibrant charity sector. But the charity scene has changed. Hong Kong now has over 6,300 tax-exempt charities that are allowed to raise funds, and tax-deductible donations reached HK$8 billion ... and environmental protection, among other things. People walking along the streets complain about being stopped by the many fund-raising and charity sale activities and they are concerned about how ...

  5. ICAC issues new rules on special state funds

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) issued new guidelines promoting stricter watch on government subsidised funds, which an advisory board said could be easily misused by 'lawless persons'. The move comes after a string of graft cases where 54 people were convicted of misusing state funds totalling HK$9 million. ...

  6. Taiwan's Chen cleared of stealing special state funds

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Imprisoned former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian was acquitted of embezzling special state funds in a dramatic twist that is likely ... Shu-chen in embezzling NT$104.5 million (HK$28 million) in special state funds while he was president between 2000 and 2008. In addition to the two bribery charges that he was convicted ...

  7. Law firm: ex-partner admitted he stole funds

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... from the law firm. Since July, K&L Gates has been sued by different companies for failing to return funds it held in trust, which are believed to have been misappropriated by Aggarwal. ...

  8. 'Despicable' man jailed for funeral funds theft

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A magistrate branded a delivery worker 'despicable' when jailing him for three months, yesterday, for stealing the HK$15,000 funeral allowance his nephew received to bury his mother. Chau Ka-lung earlier pleaded guilty in Kwun Tong Court to theft for stealing the funds that Fong Lok-tin, 18, was granted by the Social Welfare ...

  9. Ex-HKU surgery head in court on funds charges

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the institution's funds to pay a domestic helper. Top surgeon John Wong, 70, was also accused of covering up a subordinate's embezzlement, and cheating on overseas travel expenses through false ... payments from the staff provident fund worth nearly HK$699,000. The other two charges allege Wong falsified entries in the director's report and accounts of Unisurgical Limited- a company he ...

  10. Star fund manager found guilty of insider trading

    Posted Jun 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Xu Chunmao, a star fund manager on the mainland, has been put in police custody for criminal investigations after he was found to have conducted insider trading. The 37-year-old Xu, a former vice-president of Lombarda China Fund Management, has become the most senior manager in the mainland's asset management sector to be convicted ...




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