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  1. News - China - CRIME

    Beijing policy shift on 'black jails' unlikely after charges for detentions

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... jail operators received suspended prison sentences, he added. A court in Beijing's Changping district handed down a verdict against nine people who were involved in operating black jails ... down," she said. Li Fangping, a lawyer based in Beijing, said the confusion over Wang's case and the lenient sentences indicated that the central government wanted to adopt a low-key ...

  2. Lai case can prove China is changing

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... pledged he will not face the death penalty. Commercial fraud is among the more than 50 crimes that attract execution, but pressure has meant courts are increasingly handing down suspended death sentences. The trend was confirmed as policy by the Supreme People's Court in May. Given the high profile of the case and the judicial reforms under way, there is no reason to believe Beijing ...

  3. Death term handed to top officer commuted

    Posted Dec 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi A Beijing military court has commuted a death sentence handed to a corrupt former deputy navy commander to life imprisonment, according to Hong Kong-based Ta Kung Pao. Wang Shouye, 62, received a suspended death sentence in April for embezzling 160 million yuan in public funds, the paper said. It was not stated why the death penalty was commuted. Wang ...

  4. Corrupt drug chief blamed for scandals

    Posted Jun 01st 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... and Quarantine - came a day after authorities busted a fake drug sweatshop operating from the basement of a Beijing private hospital. Zheng, sentenced to death on Tuesday for taking bribes and dereliction of duty, is the most senior official to be given the sentence in seven years. SFDA spokeswoman Yan Jiangying said the agency should not be blamed for Zheng's mistakes. 'I want ...

  5. Former top aide to party's No 4 leader is shunted aside

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... because his ranking is higher than Tan's on Beijing's municipal party committee. Zhou Liangluo was handed a suspended death sentence, which usually means life in prison, last year ...

  6. Beijing issues new regulations to curb nepotism among senior cadres

    Posted Aug 07th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... a suspended death sentence. But the new rules contain no clear instruction to ban the so-called princelings- the children of senior state leaders- from running businesses, which has often been ...

  7. News - China - COURTS

    Beijing court jails 10 for illegally detaining petitioners

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 04:21pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing A Beijing court has sentenced 10 people to up to 18 months in jail for illegally detaining petitioners from another city, state media reported on Sunday, in a rare case of the judiciary taking on the shadowy men who operate on the margins of the law. Those convicted were hired by authorities from Changge city in central Henan province to stop petitioners airing ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Beijing's good legal news turns out to be fake news

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 08:03am by John Kennedy

    ... John Kennedy Navigation: China abroad  |  China at home  |  Chinese media Even People's Daily ran with  this Beijing Youth Daily story that a Beijing court sentenced 10 people ... in attempting to free captives of those black jails have been arrested and even sentenced to 'reform-through-labour'. Hong Kong-based China human rights research Joshua Rosenzweig adds: My ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    Beijing didn't release 70,000 illegally detained petitioners

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 08:21am by John Kennedy

    ... for sentencing him to RTL is being rejected.  Shanghaiist--  Xinjiang nut cake sparks torrent of online anti-Uyghur racism   The quasi-racist stereotype that Uyghurs are knife toteing swindlers ... of America--  China Defends Imprisonment of Nobel Winner   "China is a law-abiding country. Liu Xiaobo was lawfully sentenced to a fixed-term imprisonment by the judicial organ because he committed ...

  10. Talking points

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... 'Despicable' Jerome Lau faces jail sentence Businessman Jerome Lau Ting-sing, 62, who was convicted in the District Court last month of indecently assaulting a male model during a photography session and two counts of criminal intimidation, is to be sentenced. The judge, who described Lau (left) ...




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