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  1. 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 ...

  2. Officials suspended over pig-feed expose

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The heads of animal husbandry bureaus in Henan counties where pig farmers mixed illegal substances in feed have been suspended from work following a television expose. In a nationally ... in Luohe, Henan - apologised to the public yesterday for its Jiyuan subsidiary's involvement in the scandal and suspended production there pending an inspection. It had sent a deputy general ...

  3. Brokers face harsher penalties over lax internal controls

    Posted May 21st 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... suspend or revoke part of a broker's business. 'In future, in cases of internal control and supervision failings facilitating serious misconduct harming clients, the SFC will consider imposing heavier sanctions,' he said. 'In the most severe cases, we will consider suspending a brokerage's licence for a long period or even revoking it.' The SFC reprimanded ...

  4. Parents' fury over melamine sentences

    Posted Jan 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... furious yesterday at the 'light sentences' given to Sanlu dairy executives by a Hebei court, which they were barred from going near. Parents from Henan, Guizhou, Gansu and Beijing ... and parents and unregistered journalists were banned from going near the courthouse. The court ordered former Sanlu chairwoman Tian Wenhua to serve a life sentence, the maximum penalty allowed ...

  5. Reports of probe not true, says Maoye boss

    Posted Dec 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to resume trading. Shares in the Shenzhen-based department store operator were suspended on December 16 after Chinese media reported that Huang and his younger brother were implicated ... to insider trading and share manipulation. Mainland media reports say prosecutors will charge Wong with corruption and insider trading and sentence him to more than 10 years in jail. Wong's ...

  6. Pay off cards or go to jail: Beijing

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... showed malicious intent, and gave him a six-month jail term suspended for a year, and fined him 20,000 yuan- the total amount of his overdraft plus interest plus a 9,000 yuan penalty. This month, ... and becoming an industry.' The judicial explanation clarified the sentencing and different scenarios that amount to the crimes of credit card counterfeiting and fraud. But the clause that stirred ...

  7. Lai See

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... with Luisa Tam One hit too many for Google in the courts There is no doubt about it, it's been a horrible week for Google. On Wednesday, a Milan court convicted three of its executives for allowing a clip of an autistic boy being bullied to be viewed on Google Video. They were given six-month suspended sentences. The judge said the search-engine giant had broken ...

  8. Pit Stop

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... they would have been thrown out of F1 for two years, but having held their hands up and admitted guilt (as well as sacking the two protagonists), the sentence was suspended. There are worries ...

  9. Rough justice

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... reform is only the best-known recent example of this interference. Lawyers who fail to heed such 'advice' suffer many sanctions. Their licence to practise law is frequently suspended ... sentence for 'destroying property' was only reduced after an extraordinary petition from more than 500 lawyers persuaded the authorities to end his 16-month detention. In each case, ...

  10. Activist's supporters react to prison term with defiance

    Posted Nov 11th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Priscilla Jiao The two-and-a-half-year jail sentence handed down yesterday on milk scandal activist Zhao Lianhai was meant as a warning to those who challenge the authorities, but it appeared to backfire. Parents of children still suffering from the effects of melamine-tainted infant formula expressed outrage at the sentence and vowed to step up their fight for justice. Four ...




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