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  1. 'Living Buddha' jailed on firearms charge

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... areas in March 2008. The sentence was handed down by a court in Sichuan's Kangding county on December 23. His lawyers, Li Fangping and Jiang Tianyong, said they had not been informed about the sentencing in advance and Phurbu Tsering was not represented by a lawyer at the hearing. 'The living Buddha was very disappointed at the way the court tried his case,' Jiang said. 'He ...

  2. Gang of Four member Zhang Chunqiao dies

    Posted May 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by former military leader Lin Biao and Jiang Qing, Mao Zedong's third wife. Together with Jiang and his close associates in Shanghai, Yao Wenyuan and Wang Hongwen, Zhang formed what became known as the Gang of Four, which dominated China's politics for a decade between 1966 and 1976. Jiang killed herself in 1991 and Wang died a year later. Only Yao is still alive. ...

  3. Prostitute killer convicted of manslaughter

    Posted Apr 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... $1,900 cash and credit cards from the dead woman, Jiang Zhini, 24- one count of wounding with intent and one of robbing the victim's friend, Jin Long, of $1,300. Defence barrister Keith ... Hing-cheung earlier told the jury that Jiang arrived from the mainland on May 5 last year and rented a room in Carnarvon Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, for $300 a day from a landlord named Chan Ping. Mr Lo said ...

  4. 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

    ... that more than 1,300 police officers in Chongqing had appealed for their cases to be re-examined, with almost half already under review by then. Professor Jiang Ping, the former head of China ...

  5. Internet activist Du Daobin freed but deprived of political rights for 2 years

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... on the mainland to openly criticise former president Jiang Zemin's 'Theory of the Three Represents', which welcomed business chiefs into the Communist Party. His sympathies for the banned ... wrote and published on the Net, including 'Jiang Zemin's Worthless July 1 Speech'. 'Stripped of the right to publish or speak publicly for two years, freedom for Du ...

  6. Courageous voices should be encouraged

    Posted May 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HIV-positive from tainted blood. Renowned surgeon Jiang Yanyong risked his career and reputation in 2003 over Sars. He saw the lies that the government was telling about the number of cases and informed the media. So important a person could not be ignored; within days, Beijing improved transparency and implemented better systems to contain the virus. Without Jiang's bravery, ...

  7. Ex-security official will face slew of graft charges today in Chongqing

    Posted Feb 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wen could be sentenced to death. Wen had disclosed others' crimes to receive a lighter sentence, the report said. Wen's defence lawyer, Beijing-based Yang Kuangsheng, defended Jiang Yong, a former director of the Chongqing Planning Bureau, early last year. Jiang was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve for accepting bribes totalling about 18 million yuan from ...

  8. 20-year jail term for man who killed a prostitute

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... to the community.' On April 1, a Court of First Instance jury found Wong not guilty of the murder of Jiang Zhini, 24, but guilty of manslaughter. He was also found guilty of one count of theft- for taking ... of $1,300. The judge said the court heard testimony that Wong had lost control when he killed Ms Jiang. But he said that by the time the defendant had begun slashing at Ms Jin, he should have ...

  9. Crusading lawyer loses appeal over jail term

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... wife, Jiang Meili, said the sentence was unfair and she hoped to appeal to the Supreme People's Court in Beijing. 'The legal system in China is like a suit of clothes. If they think it's suitable, they wear it. Cases are not always decided according to the law,' Ms Jiang said. Zheng's lawyer, Guo Guoting, said the case hinged on how the court defined a state ...

  10. Old coal capital now noted for other dirty deeds

    Posted Dec 27th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Jiang Runli- who later became a deputy secretary general of Fushun's municipal government- and built up a close relationship with her. Knowing Jiang's penchant for luxury goods, Luo gave her a shopping card worth 200,000 yuan. Last year, Jiang was sentenced to life imprisonment for corruption. Among her possessions were 48 luxury watches, 253 Louis Viutton bags, ...




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