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  1. Lawyers want probe of defence counsel's arrest

    Posted Dec 18th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... year Chongqing launched a 100-day campaign, during which police arrested 10,000 people- 100 per day. 'After that, the environment of rule of law in the city changed significantly. ...

  2. Disgraced tycoon's prime land in Shanghai taken off the market

    Posted Jan 21st 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai Despite several offers by developers, the city government will turn the area into a green space of parks and sports facilities A prime plot of land owned by disgraced property businessman Chau Ching-ngai has been taken off the Shanghai property market by the city government, despite several offers by developers. A planning official said the city had ...

  3. Bad-China syndrome resurfaces

    Posted Aug 24th 2004, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... Tom Plate You can bet that they have been waiting patiently for the divisive moment: the second Cultural Revolution, or Tiananmen Square Two. 'They' are the anti-communist neo-conservatives, the true believers in China's essential evil; its ...

  4. Lecturer accused of HK$9m CityU fraud

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... and became a supervisor of City Edu, the court was told. The Independent Commission Against Corruption mounted an investigation after receiving a complaint, and Ng was arrested at his Sha Tin Home ... Austin Chiu A former senior lecturer is accused of cheating City University out of more than HK$1.2 million by falsely claiming to have two assistants. They allegedly turned out to be his ...

  5. Critics query low price news group paid for office

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... on the site. Critics say the deal highlights the secrecy surrounding Macau's land sales and casts doubts on the independence of the city's mainstream media. The 2,017-square-metre Macau Daily ... and the land premium was paid on June 29, according to the gazette. The group publishes the Macau Daily News, which has a circulation of 100,000, or about 70 per cent of the city's total newspaper ...

  6. Vigilance against graft must be maintained

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The jailing of the former head of McDonald's Hong Kong yesterday should set alarm bells ringing. It is a stark reminder that the city's decades-old battle against corruption is far from over. We have come to think of Hong Kong as a clean city for doing business; the work of the Independent Commission Against Corruption is widely considered a continuing success. So ...

  7. Executive pleads not guilty to stabbing maid

    Posted Jun 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... an independent non-executive director of steelmaker Tiangong International, pleaded not guilty in Kowloon City Court to one count of wounding and four counts of common assault for attacking Clariza Avenales Castillo at his Kowloon City home in August. Castillo testified that at about 2.30pm on August 11, her employer Lau asked why she had come to Hong Kong to work and whether she was single. ...

  8. Son of KMT chief gunned down on campaign trail

    Posted Nov 27th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... called for Taiwanese unity and asked voters to go to the polls today despite the attack on his son. Dr Tsai Ing-wen, chairwoman of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party, who is running for Xinbei city mayor, denounced the crime and called for the case to be solved swiftly, and discovery of the motive behind it. But she warned against the KMT or any others trying to use ...

  9. PolyU academic cleared of housing fraud

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng A magistrate acquitted an associate professor of cheating Polytechnic University out of nearly HK$500,000 in housing allowance but asked investigators to look into his 'highly suspicious behaviour'. Au Kin-fan, 60, was tried in Kowloon City Court on one count of using a document with intent to deceive. The Independent Commission Against Corruption accused ...

  10. Warming relations bring about benefits

    Posted Dec 05th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... for the mainland. It says the mainland aims about 1,900 missiles at the island just 160 kilometres away. Beijing threatens to use them if Taiwan proclaims independence. On November 15, Ma warned Beijing ... such issues even during a second term; the next presidential election is in 2012. So, while cross-strait relations have greatly improved in the past 21/2 years, reunification or independence remains ...




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