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  1. Suspended death sentence for graft

    Posted Oct 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Woods Lee Tao Niangen, a former labour and social security official in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve yesterday for taking bribes ... is missing. The case is yet another instance of graft involving social security funds by government officials. Former Shanghai party chief Chen Liangyu was sentenced to 18 years' jail this year ...

  2. Restaurateur given suspended jail term for wages offences

    Posted Feb 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... SCMP.com Updated at 5.59pm: A restaurant operator has been given a one-month jail sentence, suspended for two years, after being convicted of wage offences under the Employment Ordinance. ... consent or connivance. He was convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for one month, suspended for two years, at the Kowloon City Magistracy recently. He was also ordered to pay the outstanding ...

  3. Corrupt graft-buster avoids death sentence

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou A Chinese court has given a former top graft-buster in Zhejiang a suspended death sentence for accepting 7.7 million yuan (HK$8.8 million) in bribes. The Zaozhuang ... and funds. The court described the bribes as enormous and said his offences were of an 'extremely serious' nature. Xinhua said Wang's death sentence was suspended because he had ...

  4. Suspended jail term for internet dissident

    Posted Jun 12th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou, Staff Reporter

    ... last year triggered petitions seeking his release, went home yesterday after receiving a suspended jail sentence. The Xiaogan Intermediary People's Court in Hubei province sentenced Du, 40, to three years in prison on charges he slandered and subverted state power in 26 articles posted on the internet. The sentence was suspended for four years. The court's leniency took ...

  5. Suspended term 'will deter wage offenders'

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu A restaurateur who opened and closed three restaurants under different names at the same location has received a suspended jail sentence for not paying his employees back wages. Chan Wing-fai is the first company director to receive a custodial sentence for wage offences, which have been previously dealt with by fines. A Kowloon City Court magistrate handed Chan ...

  6. Suspended death term for Beijing official

    Posted Mar 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Capital's former roads chief had 10m yuan in 'tea money' stashed in his home A former vice-director of Beijing's Communications Bureau was sentenced to death yesterday, suspended for two years, for bribery and embezzlement. Bi Yuxi, also the former head of Capital Road Development Corp, was convicted of taking bribes worth 10.04 million yuan ...

  7. Tutor sentenced for hitting pupil

    Posted Apr 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Use of a ruler on a seven-year-old 'unacceptable' A private tutor was given a suspended sentence yesterday for striking her seven-year-old student with a ruler. Wong Mee-ching, 43, was given a one-month sentence suspended for 12 months after she pleaded guilty in Kowloon City Court to one count of common assault. In sentencing, Magistrate Colin Mackintosh said ...

  8. Policeman sentenced to death for shooting

    Posted Apr 14th 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... in the courtroom. Ji's lawyer, Zhang Jiaxing, believed his client should have been jailed for life or given a suspended death sentence because he turned himself in to police after the shooting. ... Kelly Chan A former Yunnan police officer has been sentenced to death for fatally shooting a man in an off-duty brawl in February, China News Service reports. The case triggered a public ...

  9. Activist 'Long Hair' makes election bid ahead of verdict

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... even if the sentence is suspended. He will also be disqualified if he is serving a jail sentence on election day. The district council polls will be held on November 23. However, it is not clear whether a suspended sentence of less than three months but whose term extends to election day would disqualify him. Electoral rules say a candidate will be disqualified if he 'has ...

  10. Chen's family sees jail terms cut

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Wu's lawyer, Lin Chih-chung, said yesterday that Wu found the latest ruling 'somewhat disappointing' because she was hoping that the High Court would suspend the sentences because they had pleaded guilty. Courts usually offer suspended sentences to those given three-month prison terms. Those given such light sentences would be allowed to serve their terms by doing labour ...




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