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  1. Lawyer for Bo's wife rules out trial role

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com The trial of Gu Kailai, the wife of disgraced Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai, is expected to begin in less than two weeks, while a family lawyer made a surprise announcement that he would not be defending her. Beijing-based lawyer Shen Zhigeng said the trial of Gu and family employee Zhang Xiaojun would begin on August 7 or 8 in Hefei, Anhui ...

  2. Beijing to expand tax reform trial

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com The mainland will expand a value-added tax (VAT) reform trial next month despite complaints about incomplete preparatory work that has caused businesses to end up paying more taxes in Shanghai. The State Council said the trial conducted in Shanghai since the beginning of this year would be expanded to 10 more cities and provinces, ...

  3. Township chief's trial fires up bloggers

    Posted Feb 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com The trial of a Beijing township chief has set the internet abuzz on the mainland, with many internet users asking how a low official could embezzle ... the Procuratorial Daily reported yesterday. The trial began on Wednesday. 'If a small township chief could embezzle 200 million yuan, then how much money for county head, district head, mayor ...

  4. Support for activist outside closed trial

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com Dozens of activists and petitioners showed support for rights activist Wang Lihong yesterday as she stood trial for 'provoking quarrels and making trouble' in a small court on the outskirts of Beijing. Family and lawyers said after the trial that they regretted the hearing had been behind closed doors. Supporters, wearing yellow ribbons, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. In Brief

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

    ... Corruption trial of former Chaoyang mayor starts The corruption trial of Song Yong, former deputy director of People's Congress Standing Committee in Liaoning, took place on Friday at the Beijing No 2 Intermediate People's Court, the Beijing Evening News reports. Song was charged with taking more than 10 million yuan (HK$11.8 million) in bribes while serving as mayor and party ...

  7. Karen Patterson

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... The first time I saw Yuren was [on November 17], the first day of his trial, which was postponed because, we believe, the police video evidence had been tampered with. I'm planning for the next ...

  8. Aussie ace Evans storms to time-trial victory

    Posted Aug 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa in Beijing Australian cyclist Cadel Evans made amends for a poor road race by winning the individual time trial in the Good Luck Beijing International races yesterday. Evans, the Tour de France runner-up, who managed only a disappointing fifth in the road race on Saturday, completed the 23.6km time trial in the Juyongguan district near the Great Wall in 32 minutes ...

  9. Vigil for journalist as trial nears

    Posted Aug 15th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... to call for a fair trial for the Hong Kong-based journalist, who is expected to appear in a Beijing court this morning. Ching, who is accused of spying for Taiwan and who works for The Straits Times of Singapore, has been detained for almost 16 months without trial. The Hong Kong Journalists Association will hold a candle-light vigil in Chater Garden, Central, at 7pm today, following ...

  10. The waiting ends with a swift trial for Ching Cheong

    Posted Aug 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was given a swift trial behind closed doors in a Beijing court yesterday. The fate of the veteran journalist, China correspondent for The Straits Times of Singapore, remained unknown as his wife ... Journalists' Association in Chater Garden calling for a fair and open trial for Ching. Those attending included friends and members of rights groups. Association chairwoman Serenade Woo Lai-wan quoted ...




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