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  1. Ex-police chief's plea against death sentence rejected

    Posted May 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... The Chongqing Higher People's Court has rejected an appeal from Wen Qiang, a former deputy police chief of the municipality, who was sentenced to death in April for taking bribes from gang leaders. Wen's case has been the most high profile in th ...

  2. Suspended death penalty for ex-head of university

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li in Beijing The former head of a university in Zhejiang province has been sentenced to death, suspended for two years, in what is believed to be the biggest academic corruption case on the mainland in over a decade. Xia Jinrong , former deputy president of Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, was put in charge of a housing development project worth 1.4 billion yuan (HK$1.59 ...

  3. Changchun prosecutors draft Liu graft charges

    Posted Nov 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... month, according to media reports. Anti-corruption investigators at the Changchun Procuratorate, in the northeastern province of Jilin, had recommended Liu's prosecution for embezzlement, ... of the investigators' recommendations- in which to bring charges against Liu. Several officials in the Changchun procurator's office contacted yesterday denied knowledge of the recommendation and pending ...

  4. Corrupt former Jilin official jailed

    Posted May 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei A former deputy mayor in Jilin province yesterday joined the seemingly endless list of mainland officials to be thrown into jail for corruption. Yu Guohua was convicted on multiple charges of bribery, possession of unaccountable valuable assets, and possession of firearms. Yu was sentenced to life imprisonment by Changchun Intermediate Court. He was also stripped ...

  5. Reporters count cost of shady practices

    Posted Jan 06th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Journalists the world over are being hit by shrinking budgets and mass lay-offs, but the lot of state media reporters covering the mining industry is a particularly unhappy one. The case of Li Junqi of the Farmers' Daily exposed the delicate tightrope between ethics and profit many mainland journalists are forced to walk- and the harsh consequences if they get caught. ...

  6. 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

    ... Former lawyer jailed for aiding crime boss during Bo Xilai's anti-triad campaign believes he will be cleared after meeting court officials Li Zhuang, a former lawyer who was jailed ... was optimistic he would be vindicated. Xinhua reported yesterday that officials from the Chongqing No 1 Intermediate People's Court met Li yesterday morning before discussing the appeal he lodged. ...

  7. Drink-driver who said 'my father is Li Gang' admits blame for death

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Priscilla Jiao in Baoding, Hebei The son at the centre of the infamous 'my father is Li Gang ' traffic accident at Hebei University last year admitted in court yesterday that he ... representing the dead student's family said he was expecting a 'not very severe sentence'. Wangdu county prosecutors told the court that Li Qiming, the 22-year-old son of Li Gang, ...

  8. No bias in the judiciary, Andrew Li says

    Posted Aug 26th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang said yesterday he did not believe justice was administered with bias, as questions were still being asked about speculation that the niece of a top judge had received preferential treatment after she assaulted a police officer. Li, 61, was speaking at his last press conference at the Court of Final Appeal before stepping down from his ...

  9. Internet dissident jailed for three years

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu A disabled internet activist has been jailed for three years on charges of attempting to subvert state power. Luo Yongzhong, 35, was sentenced by the Changchun Intermediate ... owner, who has a crippled right leg, was taken into custody on June 14 at his flat in Changchun city. His last essay was posted on the internet only a day before his detention. Yesterday, he ...

  10. The Vagrants

    Posted Oct 04th 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd The Vagrants by Yiyun Li 4th Estate, HK$114 Yiyun Li, born in Beijing and now living in the US, had hardly published her first collection of short stories (A Thousand Years of Good Prayers) before she was compared to Chekov and Alice Munro. The Vagrants, her first novel, earned her mentions in the same breath as Tolstoy. That leaves only Shakespeare before Li ...




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