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  1. Drama over lawyer's guilty plea at retrial

    Posted Feb 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... pleaded guilty at his retrial. Li Zhuang, the defence counsel for a triad boss Gong Gangmo, denied all charges when he first stood trial late last year, claiming that prosecutors had falsified ... himself, because it is more important for him to regain his freedom than stand for justice.' Li Fangping, a Beijing lawyer who organised an appeal for Li Zhuang after his arrest last year, ...

  2. Beijing lawyer's trial over faked evidence starts

    Posted Dec 31st 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... lawyers face while doing their jobs. According to the indictment, Li Zhuang, 48,encouraged Gong Gangmo, to pretend he had been tortured or beaten by police to force a confession. The indictment said Li instigated other witnesses to give false testimony and asked his co-counsel, Chongqing lawyer Wu Jiayou, to bribe police. The indictment said Gong reported Li to police this month, ...

  3. Reporter alleging power abuse took bribes, police say

    Posted Dec 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui A CCTV reporter who was detained last Thursday night by a district procuratorate in Shanxi was being investigated for taking bribes after she worked on a report accusing ... suspected CCTV reporter Li Min of taking bribes and using 'the convenience of being a reporter to gain interests for others'. Li's case was filed on December 2 and she was officially ...

  4. Rule set to distance court staff from lawyers

    Posted Jan 14th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... worked, he said. The new policy came after Beijing lawyer Li Zhuang was sentenced on Friday to two-and-a-half years by the Jiangbei District Court for fabricating evidence and witness-tampering while defending alleged triad boss Gong Gangmo. Li's sentence sparked much controversy as he was convicted even before Gong's trial had started. The two main charges against Gong ...

  5. Chongqing execution raises political spectre

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... is in hiding and very depressed about the execution of his client, who he felt was innocent of murder. Zhu has reason to worry. Li Zhuang, who represented Fan's co-defendant, Gong Gangmo, ... to extract confessions. A Chongqing construction entrepreneur, the 40-year-old Fan was accused of being a crime syndicate boss and of ordering the murder of Li Minghang, an alleged member of a drug ...

  6. Son of Li Gang faces trial over hit-and-run killing at university

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Priscilla Jiao The son at the centre of last year's infamous 'my father is Li Gang' traffic accident at Hebei University will face trial in a Hebei court tomorrow. Li Qiming, the 22-year-old son of Li Gang, a deputy district police chief in Baoding, Hebei, was charged with traffic crime by Wangdu county prosecutors for allegedly running over two women students ...

  7. A tale of two defence lawyers: similar challenges and big risks

    Posted Jul 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... since a lawyer is allowed to tape meetings with his client. But there are good reasons for Zhu to worry: the lawyer for Fan's co-defendant, fellow Beijing lawyer Li Zhuang, was controversially accused of coaching his client to claim torture, and was swiftly sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment. 'Li might have worked in a bullish way, but he was doing just what a lawyer ...

  8. China should copy Korean blueprint: Li

    Posted Jan 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Former captain Li Weifeng has called on China to use the model of South Korean football to help them become the best team in Asia. Li, one of the most controversial players ... and believes his learning curve can benefit the Chinese national side. 'There are a lot of things China can learn from the K-League,' said Li, who arrived in Hong Kong with his new club ...

  9. Senior university staff held over embezzlement scandals

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... engineering professor and department head Zhuang Yan was the first to stand trial, appearing in Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court on Tuesday on charges of creating four fake research projects to embezzle 1.86 million yuan (HK$2.11 million) in funding, the Southern Metropolis News reported yesterday. Zhuang allegedly teamed up with seven government officials to carry out the fraud between ...

  10. Don't argue

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... Until now, as far as we know, disbarment has only been imposed on lawyers convicted of a crime, as in the recent farce of a prosecution against Beijing lawyer Li Zhuang in Chongqing. ...




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