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  1. News - China - CRIME

    Claiming set-up by Bo Xilai, lawyer Li Zhuang seeks review on conviction

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHIYUK, Keith Zhai

    ... for fabricating evidence in his defence of Gong Gangmo , an alleged triad boss, in early 2010. Li has maintained he was a victim of Bo's political campaign, although his prison term was reduced to 18 ... University of Political Science and Law, said the mainland had much to do to fix its judicial system. crackdown casualty awaits vindication ...

  2. Convicted lawyer in Chongqing triad case may face more charges

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the background of a political campaign that could not fail. The case also contained twists and turns that rivaled fiction: Li was turned in by his own client Gong, and while he had insisted on his ...

  3. Man gets life for killing girlfriend to get insurance cash

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... of both of you, this was the most despicable of crimes,' he said. Kong and Chow knew that Chen was alone in Hong Kong and that she would not be missed, he said. Michael Arthur, ... for life yesterday for murder. In sentencing Chow Wai-kei, 31, and friend Kong Pui-lam, 28, for killing Chow's girlfriend Chen Fan, the judge described their actions as 'the most ...

  4. The worst system corrupts its best officials

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... was accused of soliciting and accepting bribes totalling 160 million yuan (HK$190 million) from 14 companies and individuals from 1995 to 2009, and embezzling 53 million yuan while he headed the Hong Kong-based commercial company controlled by the city government. Since his arrest in April 2009, many leading property developers in Hangzhou have been questioned by anti-graft investigators, ...

  5. Inescapable conclusion

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Twice in just over five years Hong Kong's highest courts have had to rule on conflicting accounts of Nancy Kissel's family life: was her husband a high-flying banker ... But if the Kissel family was cursed, the curse was not confined to Hong Kong. In April 2006, the body of Robert's older brother, Andrew, was found bound and stabbed in the basement of his Connecticut ...

  6. Sex tapes a new weapon to smear foes

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Joe Cochrane

    ... Joe Cochrane in Jakarta In the old days of rough-and-tumble Southeast Asian politics, political players might attempt to smear their adversaries by calling them a communist, Western lackey, Vietnamese puppet or other such nasty labels. As wealth came to the region in the 1980s and 90s, it was just as effective to smear political rivals by accusing them of corruption. ...

  7. Activist back behind bars over articles

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu A mainland political activist who had already spent nearly a decade in prison was jailed for another 10 years yesterday for writing articles urging democratic reform, an unusually ... Intermediate People's Court in Sichuan, was also deprived of his political rights for two years and four months, his wife Chen Mingxian said, meaning he will be prohibited from voting, accepting ...

  8. Driver who murdered ex-lover jailed for life

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... and was not seen again. She was reported missing by her mother. Li was born on the mainland. At the time of the offence, he was a driver with the Aviation Security Company at Hong Kong airport. ...

  9. Fitting punishment

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... where their conduct will bring them'. Although imprisonment punishes the offender and keeps him off the streets, the rates of recidivism in Hong Kong are quite high, albeit lower than ... and opportunity for those who genuinely wish to turn over a new leaf, and the community should ensure its fullest support of such people. Grenville Cross SC, is sentencing editor of Hong Kong Cases, ...

  10. No turning back in China's drive for clean energy

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... head of utilities research at Samsung Securities in Hong Kong. 'I can't think of an effective and sufficient clean energy replacement for nuclear in China in the short to medium term. ...




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