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  1. 'Godfathers' on trial in latest crime crackdown

    Posted Aug 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The China Youth Daily reports the brothers are accused of heading an organised crime group charged with murder, assault, gambling, illegal detention and gun possession. The gang has allegedly killed ... of charges. The Hegang Intermediate People's Court began hearing the case on July 18 and the trial is expected to take more than a month. The newspaper said criminal organisations with strong ...

  2. Revealed: blunder that allowed dissenting judge to sit on Japanese war crimes tribunal

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo To some Japanese nationalists, Judge Radhabinod Pal is a hero. Pal, India's representative at the war crimes tribunal marking the end of the second world war, earned a place in history as the sole dissenting voice on the tribunal that in 1948 found all 25 Japanese defendants guilty of Class-A war crimes. To his supporters, Pal understood that imperial ...

  3. Rape, murder and pickpocketing up, but the overall crime rate drops

    Posted Feb 29th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Hong Kong's crime rate fell for the first time in two years last month. Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong yesterday reported an 11.4 per cent drop in overall crime for January compared with the same period last year, though there was a rise in rape, murder and pickpocketing. He said the decrease in the number of reports of shoplifting, theft from ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Macau tycoon dismisses US agency's 'organised crime' claim Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun has dismissed as 'a joke' a recent report by a US gambling regulator which accused him of having 'ties to Asian organised crime'. Mr Ho yesterday stepped up his criticism of a report by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, released last ...

  5. FBI clarifies its investigative role

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... officers based in the Chinese embassy in Washington. The co-operation involves sharing information on terrorism, and organised, internet and economic crimes. 'Our job is to work together, ... government, verify that they were accused of committing crimes in China and send the suspects back to the mainland. The China Youth Daily yesterday ran an interview with Mr Fuentes under a headline ...

  6. Afghanistan takes centre stage for Shanghai group

    Posted Jun 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Organisation (SCO) summit between China, Russia, and four central Asian states next month, according to a senior mainland official. It will be the first time a non-member of the organisation has ... the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said combating drug trafficking would top the agenda. Mr Li said there was no plan to enlarge the organisation to include Afghanistan, nor had the country ...

  7. Police probe links to Mexican drug cartel

    Posted Sep 11th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... of boxes on board a commercial flight out of Hong Kong, said Jose Luis Santiago Vasconcelos, head of the organised crime unit at the Mexican attorney-general's office. It amounts to more than ... in Britain, the US and Mexico City before being seized by federal agents, Mr Vasconcelos said. He said the suspects, who face federal drug and organised crime charges, were part of a small cell ...

  8. Police, customs probe record pile of dirty money

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Alex Lo, Clifford Lo

    ... haul. 'It was the highest amount of crime proceeds recovered from our record,' a police spokesman said. The US Central Intelligence Agency has said the city's banking system ... not a rise in crime, but greater effectiveness of law enforcement. Banks and other financial institutions had been keeping a sharper watch for suspicious deposits and withdrawals, they said. ...

  9. China's rights report on US 'valid, but political'

    Posted Feb 28th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... by the State Council information office, are more or less the same every year. Quoting press reports in the US, China's report highlights the high crime rate, inmate numbers, racial and gender ... said the content of China's report was legitimate and similar to what human rights organisations in the US had been lobbying for, but he added that the political use of the report ...

  10. Government takes tough stance on suicide bombings

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... the organisers of suicide bombings for crimes against humanity. A tough approach in the war against terrorism is a significant part of the new Belgian government's foreign policy agenda. ... to be that suicide bombing activities are well organised or the result of blackmail processes and debt manipulation leading poor families to sacrifice their own child. 'In addition, all evidence points ...




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