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  1. Auditor accused of fakes settles

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu, Naomi Rovnick

    ... Naomi Rovnick and Enoch Yiu Accounting giant Ernst & Young has settled out of court a negligence case over the collapse of a former auditing client, electronics firm Akai Holdings, ... between Ernst & Young and the liquidator, Borrelli Walsh, is confidential, but a person familiar with the situation said the liquidator asked for US$400 million to settle the case before ...

  2. Akai trial on hold for auditors to be quizzed

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... Naomi Rovnick The US$1 billion negligence trial against Ernst & Young over its role in the collapse of former client Akai Holdings was put on hold yesterday following explosive allegations that the accounting firm faked and doctored legal evidence. On Wednesday, the first day of the six-month High Court case, Akai liquidators claimed Ernst & Young's evidence ...

  3. Student, 21, accused of fatally stabbing young mother goes on trial

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng A university student, who had allegedly stabbed a young mother to death and injured two other passers-by in October, went on trial yesterday in the city of Xian in Shaanxi province. More than 400 local college students watched the trial at the city's Intermediate People's Court. Yao Jiaxin, a 21-year-old student at the Xian Conservatory of Music, knocked ...

  4. Fate of an angry young man

    Posted Sep 26th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... he could lay his hands on. Young people in Beijing were forming units of Red Guards and made the social divisions even more clear; they only allowed the children of workers, farmers, cadres ... pedigree is few. This enormous number of young people with a bad background cannot join the army or hold important positions. They are 'sons of bitches' and the target of dictatorial ...

  5. From young dreamer to veteran dissident, Liu has no regrets despite paying a heavy price for his ideals

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... month. In pursuit of his dream of a more open and democratic China, Liu went from a young intellectual on hunger strike in Tiananmen Square in 1989 to a veteran dissident now locked up ...

  6. Ernst & Young's US$200m snag

    Posted Oct 12th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu, Naomi Rovnick

    ... Naomi Rovnick and Enoch Yiu The global partnership of Ernst & Young is unwilling to help its Hong Kong office fund a legal settlement of about US$200 million agreed ... for years, they said. The settlement, which was struck on September 23, marked the end of an audit negligence case where Ernst & Young Hong Kong was accused of turning a blind eye while ...

  7. Relations with Han divide young Uygurs

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... region of Xinjiang. But this simplistic plot line of ethnic groups facing off fails to acknowledge the complex feelings Uygurs- particularly the young- have about their lives in Xinjiang. While frustration over a lack of opportunities appears almost universal, young Uygurs in Urumqi are deeply divided over their relationship with the Han. 'It's very regrettable that this unrest has ...

  8. Cost crushes young prisoner's hope of transfer to Australia

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Roger Maynard

    ... Roger Maynard in Sydney A young Australian woman who has spent the past three years in a Hong Kong jail after being convicted of drug smuggling has been denied the chance to return home ... government last year. But the New South Wales state government, which has agreed to take her, has refused to pay for her flight home and an officer to escort her. The young woman's parents say ...

  9. Judge sentences paedophile to 11 years in jail

    Posted Nov 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger A man who molested young boys he met through online video games was handed an 11-year prison sentence yesterday by a judge who warned that he was an extremely serious threat to young children. Deputy High Court Judge Mr Justice Stephen Geiser rejected a plea for leniency from Chow Yuen-fai's lawyer. The only mitigation was his guilty plea, which meant his six ...

  10. Child molester first to face new sentencing rules

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger A 28-year-old man who molested and took graphic photos of young boys will be one of the first people sentenced under tough new child pornography guidelines unveiled ... to apologise publicly to the various boys ... and indeed to their parents and families,' defence counsel James McGowan told Deputy High Court Judge Stephen Geiser. Meanwhile, Chow sat ...




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