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  1. Talking points

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Jerome Kerviel returns to court to fight sentence Jerome Kerviel's appeal against his sentence of five years' jail, two suspended, and order to repay Societe Generale's Euro4.9 billion (HK$47.2 billion) trading loss opens and is scheduled to run until June 28. Kerviel, found guilty in 2010 ...

  2. Suspended Capital Land posts fivefold rise in profit

    Posted Aug 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Amy Gu Beijing Capital Land, whose shares have been suspended since June 20 after the chairman was arrested, reported a more than fivefold increase in first-half profit. The company, one of the largest property developers in Beijing, said net profit rose to 86.7 million yuan from 15.7 million yuan. Sales declined 29 per cent to 177.6 million yuan, according to a summary filed ...

  3. Beijing to hand over 14 fraud suspects to island

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... between Taipei and Manila. The move is expected to happen next month. If found guilty, the 14 could face sentences of up to 30 years in jail, officials said yesterday. The suspects were sent ... to the island, lodged a strong protest against Manila and retaliated by briefly suspending the issuance of work permits for Filipino workers. Taiwanese authorities later sent officials to the mainland ...

  4. School-subsidy policy smacks of discrimination

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Instance has rejected a constitutional challenge against keeping prisoners serving mandatory life sentences in the dark on the minimum term they must serve before release is possible ('Inmates serving life terms can't expect clemency', March 25). The law does not require that a minimum term be set when a mandatory life sentence is passed. However, the judge may, at his ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong people received the death sentence or a suspended death sentence between 1998 and August 2005.Dikky Sinn ...

  6. Who said it?

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... My staying on in power will only increase the problems, and it will hurt our citizens. So the best option... is to step down Mohamed Nasheed after quitting as president of the Maldives It wasn't private financing but illegal fund-raising to defraud the public of their money A judge defending the death sentence imposed on businesswoman Wu Ying (above) Some lawmakers may not show up ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Jan 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... proviso outrageous I was horrified to read about how Mississippi's governor Haley Barbour suspended the life sentences of sisters Jamie and Gladys Scott, but only if Gladys would sacrifice ...

  8. July 1 protest pair sent to labour camp

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung and He Huifeng Two mainland activists who were detained by police after taking part in the July 1 rally in Hong Kong and petitioning in Beijing were sentenced to one-year ... sentenced to one year in a labour camp for feifang,' he said. Liu said feifang could be an abbreviation for terms meaning illegal petitioning or abnormal petitioning, and only the former ...

  9. Talking points

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is exclusively a federal government responsibility. The law- portions of which have been suspended after court challenges by the Obama administration- is among several pieces of state legislation ... asked the high court to reinstate the suspended sections. UN steps up drive to eradicate malaria To mark World Malaria Day, the United Nations has announced a drive to raise US$3.2 billion ...

  10. Beneath Blossom Rain

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... forward, and feeling ready for what may come,' is but one sentence flouting the show-don't-tell rule of travel writing. Instead of expanding on the landscape, or giving details about ...




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