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  1. In Brief

    Posted Sep 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Suspended death sentence for theft of grain funds The former director of a national grain warehouse has received a suspended death sentence for stealing 22 million yuan (HK$25.2 million) ... famine in bad years, but Song used it for his personal entertainment and investment, details of which the court did not release. Nearly half of the sum could not be recovered. The sentence has ...

  2. Beijing suspends nuclear plant approvals

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing China suspended approvals for new nuclear power plants yesterday and ordered comprehensive checks of existing facilities to close safety loopholes amid growing ... University's Centre for China Energy Economics Research, said Beijing had gone a step further than many other countries in suspending the approval of new projects pending a safety review. 'This ...

  3. OOCL suspends cargo shipping at affected ports

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis Orient Overseas Container Lines, the shipping company controlled by the Tung family, has suspended the shipment of cargoes to Sendai, Hitachinaka and Kashima following the devastating tsunami that hit the northeast coast of Japan on Friday. In an advisory to customers, the firm said containerised shipments destined for these ports would be unloaded in Tokyo or Yokohama ...

  4. Freedom of speech defence bound to fail

    Posted Jun 07th 2010, 12:00am by Maggie Chen

    ... on subversion charges, although it was unclear whether he was referring to a new conviction or to a suspended three-year sentence Gao received in 2006. In February, Tan Zuoren, who blamed shoddy school ... in recent years. On Christmas Day, writer and former professor Liu Xiaobo was sentenced to 11 years in prison for co-drafting Charter 08, a manifesto that calls for a range of political reforms, ...

  5. 'King of the south' looking at life in jail

    Posted Jul 24th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Chen Shaoji, known as the 'King of South China' for his long-standing clout in Guangdong, was given a suspended death sentence yesterday. Such sentences, which in this case was suspended for two years, are usually commuted to life imprisonment for good behaviour. The Chongqing No 1 Intermediate People's Court said in a verdict issued yesterday morning ...

  6. Deposed PM's allies face sentencing

    Posted Feb 21st 2005, 12:00am by Larry Jagan

    ... deposed Myanmese prime minister General Khin Nyunt are expected to be handed stiff jail terms for corruption this week, sending fresh shockwaves through the ruling armed forces. The sentencing ... been preoccupying leaders, according to diplomatic and business sources in Myanmar. Sentences of up to 30 years are expected to be handed down for economic crimes and corruption during secret ...

  7. Bali verdict stokes anger, racism among Australians

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney Australians reacted with fury yesterday to the 20-year prison sentence handed down to Queensland beauty therapist Schapelle Corby by a court in Bali. Phone-in radio ... on the government to suspend its A$1 billion ($5.9 billion) aid package to Jakarta, and expressed regret that they had contributed money to the Indonesian victims of the December 26 tsunami. 'The ...

  8. The tiger's claws

    Posted Feb 17th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Huang Qi was sentenced to three years in prison for 'illegal possession of state secrets'. Last week, Tan Zuoren, an activist who publicly blamed shoddy buildings for the deaths of thousands of schoolchildren in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, was sentenced to five years for 'incitement to subversion' and, last Thursday, dissident Liu Xiaobo's appeal against ...

  9. News - China - SICHUAN DISASTER

    Rescuers battle to help victims of Sichuan quake as death toll hits 188

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI, Teddy Ng

    ... are missing, opened briefly yesterday before being closed again last night. Telecommunications at five townships in the county were suspended, creating a problem for rescuers. County chief Ma Jun said ...

  10. Uproar as railway platform row lands woman lawyer 3 years' jail

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wang to accept a suspended sentence for 'causing bodily harm by accident'. 'This is blatant disregard for the rule of law,' Bao said. 'How can you negotiate a judgment ... for three years after an altercation with three staff members at a Tianjin train station has sparked controversy because of the bizarre details of the case and the severity of the sentence. Wang, ...




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