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  1. Doubts remain in trial of smuggler

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Lai's case, including his treatment in jail. Although Xinhua says family, Canadian officials and some members of the public attended the trial, rights advocates and international observers say ... was a chance to smooth the path to bringing more culprits home to face justice, by being seen to give him a fair and open trial that signalled a commitment to ongoing judicial reform. There may ...

  2. Knifeman kills three in attack at village

    Posted May 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... had no history of mental illness. At his trial, the killer said he was upset after his girlfriend ended their relationship. ...

  3. Death penalty deal for China trial on NZ killing

    Posted Aug 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com The 25-year-old Chinese man who allegedly killed a taxi driver in New Zealand went on trial in Shanghai this week after China reportedly agreed to a request ... Chinese nationals liable for crimes committed abroad. Shanghai native Xiao Zhen, who went to New Zealand for studies in 2006, is on trial for murder after killing a taxi driver in Auckland ...

  4. Cadres 'must face trial' for Henan Aids scandal

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and fair trial, and he was willing to face libel and slander charges if what he had said proved to be groundless. Although Chen did not identify the two officials in the open letter, it is obvious ...

  5. First trial looms for alleged racial discrimination under new law

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung The first court case over an alleged breach of the new Race Discrimination Ordinance may go to trial soon, the Equal Opportunities Commission said yesterday. Some 65 complaints involving racial discrimination have been handled by the commission since the law came into force in July last year. The complainant in one case has applied for legal assistance, meaning ...

  6. 15 to face trial over clash at toy factory

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Fifteen people involved in a clash between Han and Uygur workers in a toy factory in Shaoguan, Guangdong, late last month will face trial, provincial Communist Party chief Wang Yang said yesterday. Mr Wang described the clash- in which two Uygur workers were killed and which was blamed by some for inciting unrest in Xinjiang- as a conflict between factory staff. ...

  7. Under-age sex trial is a test for a shaky system

    Posted Apr 13th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... in Xishui county, about 330km from Wengan, which has the potential to trigger more social unrest. It concerns a child-prostitution trial last week involving local officials and a lawmaker allegedly having sex with under-age girls. The state media reports in the run-up to the trial have already sparked a national outcry about the moral decay of government officials and glaring loopholes ...

  8. Guizhou officials to stand trial for child prostitution

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Four government officials and a lawmaker in Guizhou province are among seven people who will stand trial next week on charges of forcing about a dozen schoolgirls into prostitution. The Xishui county procuratorate confirmed yesterday that seven defendants would stand trial on Wednesday. The head of the prosecution section in that area, who identified himself as Mr ...

  9. Date for pension fund trial unclear

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai The lawyer for Shanghai's former Communist Party boss, Chen Liangyu, said he had yet to receive a formal notice of the date of his client's trial on corruption charges, following a report that the court would soon start proceedings. However, lawyer Gao Zhisheng said the trial would likely be held in the northern city of Tianjin, confirming one ...

  10. Mentally ill wander the streets while the sane are locked up

    Posted May 01st 2010, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... cadres would be sharing wards with people like Xu. Despite his appalling actions, Zheng was also a victim of the system. He was executed on Wednesday, after police told the judges at his trial ...




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