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  1. From cook, to tycoon to jailbird, again

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... for bribery, tax receipt forgery and embezzlement Lai Changxing Yuanhua Group founder fled to Canada after being implicated in massive smuggling and corruption scandal Yang Bin Chinese-Dutch owner ...

  2. Tales of arrogance and incompetence

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... the authorities, who, in order to help support Macau's ailing economy turned a blind eye and even facilitated the banks' involvement in the lucrative but illegal trade in gold smuggled into Hong ...

  3. Story of civilisation a casualty of war

    Posted Jan 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... of Archaeology in Iraq, Harriet Crawford, contended last week that economics were behind the upsurge. 'Antiquities are almost as good as cash and are being sold in Iraqi markets and smuggled out ... Jordanian, Syrian, Kuwaiti and Saudi Arabian border officials have so far intercepted artefacts, although nothing is known about what may have been smuggled into Iran or Turkey. A lack of security ...

  4. Small firms feel bite of foreign currency limits

    Posted Jan 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was illegal. In effect, he smuggled in his press. He received it in Hong Kong, where he dismantled it, and shipped it in pieces via express carriers through Shenzhen to Shanghai without going through ...

  5. Why jail was the making of me

    Posted Dec 26th 2004, 12:00am by Briton Lauchlan Campbell, Niall Fraser

    ... Imprisoned in Shanghai for drug smuggling, Briton Lauchlan Campbell gives his first full interview since his release in February. He explains to Niall Fraser how 12 hard years ... did I try to smuggle cannabis? The truth is, irresponsibility and selfishness- it was so I could afford to continue my travels and carry on experiencing the shady side of city nightlife ...

  6. Talkback

    Posted Jul 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... triad is financing this whole operation. Most mobile phones bought and sold by these seedy characters are meant to be smuggled to the mainland. Very often these are stolen goods or pirated ...

  7. Dirty money flow washes over China

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... corruption, drug trading, smuggling of people and goods, fraud, tax evasion, cheating on tax rebates and other crimes. In a report, SAFE said the primary responsibility for tracking illicit money ... and seized 80 million yuan since 2002. The illicit transactions involved several billion yuan. 'Such crimes as smuggling, tax evasion, tax-rebate cheating, financial fraud, market manipulation ...

  8. The Atomic Bazaar: The Rise of the Nuclear Poor

    Posted Oct 07th 2007, 12:00am by Steven Martinovich

    ... Langewiesche does report that facilities in Russia continue to be poorly guarded and that smuggling stolen or purchased material across the country's southern border would be simple. The Atomic ...

  9. 'If I shot monks, I'd burn in hell'

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Meo

    ... to join his old enemies, the Karen guerillas. Jubilant at having a defector, they smuggled him to Thailand- the first army officer since the crackdown to have crossed the border. He now faces ...

  10. Letters

    Posted May 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that only the scanners can detect them. If these scanners can help in our fight against terrorism and, for that matter, smuggling, then they are worth the expense. Hong Kong is less likely ...




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