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  1. Character with global appeal

    Posted Oct 09th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... In pursuit of his dream of a more open and democratic China, Liu has gone from a young intellectual on hunger strike on Tiananmen Square in 1989 to a veteran dissident in jail for the fourth time ... and dignity will stay and prevail. This gives his message a global appeal that goes beyond the Chinese context.' ...

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    Chinese man accused of adultery clears his name after 50 years

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 06:41pm by Ernest Kao

    ... and sister Wang's daughter Wang, then 27, was like many people at the time a  member of the Communist Party. He was accused of adultery and fathering a child with a soldier's wife. ...

  3. Prison declares Chen's wife too ill to serve time

    Posted Feb 19th 2011, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei A Taiwanese prison has decided not to imprison the wheelchair-bound wife of jailed former president Chen Shui-bian due to her poor health, ending months of controversy over her fate. The decision on Wu Shu-chen, 57, made after an ...

  4. Question time

    Posted Jan 19th 2011, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... Jerome A. Cohen Think tanks, pundits and media on both sides of the Pacific have worked themselves into a lather about the state visit to the US by President Hu Jintao. Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi added to the 'buzz' by telling the Council on F ...

  5. 'It was a waste of time... I'd rather have been in jail'

    Posted Sep 19th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Li

    ... Vivian Li While an order from a judge to carry out community service is often considered a softer or easier option than a jail term, some offenders would rather have spent time behind ... police officers in 2007 and sentenced to 100 hours of community service in 2009. 'It was a waste of my time, I'd rather have spent two weeks in jail,' To said. To's league ...

  6. It's not the first time penalties have sparked public outrage

    Posted Aug 05th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... the Department of Justice decided not to prosecute him after getting advice that it was not in the public interest to do so. Nguyen, 21 at the time and a student at Boston University, was bound over for the sum of HK$2,000 for two years. The department was pressured to explain prosecution policy. Around the same time, the department was also asked to explain another case: that of then-assistant ...

  7. Fake-notes scam comes unstuck when cabbie hailed second time

    Posted Apr 17th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... with counterfeit HK$100 notes and make off with the change. But her big mistake, the District Court heard yesterday, was to hail the same cabbie a second time within 20 minutes and he recognised her ... times in July last year, each time fooling the drivers. Police caught him with two fake bills after the first incident, but granted him bail without laying any charges while investigations were ...

  8. Wife punched 10 times after she refused to have sex, court told

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A father of four pushed his wife against the wall and punched her more than 10 times after he lost his temper with her, the District Court heard yesterday. Opening ... by the hand and, during the struggle, her eye was injured. Ku pushed her against the wall and punched her head and body more than 10 times. The court was told of four other alleged assaults by Ku ...

  9. Hair-raising life and times of a drug dealer

    Posted Apr 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at home, he said that it was more fun with a group of friends, who were around 15 to 19 years old. Sometimes, small groups of three or four went together. At other times, there were more than 10 ... which, after abuse, leads to dependence, loss of memory and impaired cognitive and neuromotor functioning. He was expelled from school several times for misconduct- in Primary Three, two weeks ...

  10. Two motorists get jail time for drug-driving

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu and Maggie Ng Two men were separately jailed for drug-driving yesterday. A man who drove high on drugs while disqualified was jailed for 10 months and barred from driving for four years. Transport worker Leung Yan-chiu, 30, must pass another d ...




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