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  1. Business - Money - STOCKS

    Plan to extend property tax trial upsets investors

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Plan to extend property tax trial upsets investors Shares of mainland property stocks fell across the board yesterday after the top economic planning agency indicated "concrete action" would be taken this year to extend a trial property tax to more cities. The statement by the National Development and Reform Commission came after it released ...

  2. Business - China Business - TAXATION

    VAT trial to go national in drive to boost business

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com State Council talks up new tax regime despite experiment's poor initial result in Shanghai VAT trial to go national in drive to boost business China's cabinet, led by Premier Li Keqiang, plans to reduce 120 billion yuan (HK$150 billion) of tax payable by firms in the service sector by expanding and deepening a trial of value-added tax ...

  3. News - China - JUSTICE

    The case that put China's rule of law on trial

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... the rule of law on trial A controversial final court verdict against dozens of defendants in southern China this month dealt a vicious blow to a civil campaign mounted by scores of defence lawyers ... on trial in Guiyang city court in March 2010, charged in connection with organised crime. Li was sentenced to 19 years in jail, and the others received various sentences. His wife immediately ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China doesn't need more show trials

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by Chang Ping

    ... Chang Ping Chang Ping laments that Chinese people still don't know the full facts of the Bo Xilai case, after two trials that betrayed Beijing's pledge for a prosecution that would stand the test of law Poor show During the trial of the Gang of Four in the winter of 1980, Jiang Qing delivered a two-hour tirade in her own defence, during which she famously described ...

  5. News - China

    Blind activist says nephew could face unfair trial

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 01:28pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng said on Saturday that Chinese police had sent the case of his nephew, charged with intentional infliction of injury, to the state prosecutor, paving the way for what he expects will be an unfair trial. The case of Chen Guangcheng’s nephew, Chen Kegui, has renewed international focus on China’s human rights and legal system. Chen ...

  6. Business - China Business - STRATEGY

    Businesses operating in China learning by trial and error

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Jonathan Story

    ... Jonathan Story bizpost@scmp.com Adapting to the situation is what foreign and domestic firms have been doing for the past 30 years as they seek to stay ahead Learning opens the door to success on mainland Looking back over more than three decades, businesses operating on the mainland have learned by trial and error, just as Beijing has been learning to adapt to its open door ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Verdict pending in trial of dissident writer Zhu Yufu

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Veteran dissident Zhu Yufu stood trial yesterday on subversion charges for a poem he wrote that purportedly incited protests during the 'jasmine revolutions' in the Arab world, his wife and lawyer said. The 2 1/2-hour trial at the Hangzhou Intermediate People's Court yesterday morning ended without a verdict, lawyer Li Dunyong said. He ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Much hangs on a fair trial for Lai

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... these questions and doubts to rest by seizing an opportunity to show the world it can give Lai a fair trial that meets international standards. Bringing other fugitives to justice may indeed depend ...




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