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  1. Wang Lijun's top aide resigns, may face probe

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... party boss Chen Liangyu faced a court in Hebei province in 2008. Guo, Wang Lijun and Li Yang, the former head of the Chongqing police force's criminal investigation team, investigated ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com A senior police officer who was a top aide to former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun and reportedly helped Wang flee the southwestern municipality early ...

  2. Triad ties with officials ring alarm bells

    Posted Aug 31st 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Forget riots, collusion between officials and triads is a bigger danger.' That was the headline on this column in March 2006, which argued that rampant collusion has presented a clear and present danger to the government. So it is gratifying to see t ...

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

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

    ... Wang Xiangwei The mountainous and underdeveloped province of Guizhou is notorious for its local officials manipulating or breaching laws to protect each other or vested interest groups at the expense of the great majority. The last time the backwater western province attracted such notoriety was in June last year when the suspicious death of a girl led to riots in Wengan county, where ...

  4. Who said it?

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Even if I am found guilty and jailed, the opposition's struggle will go on Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim, on the campaign trail ahead of his verdict on sodomy charges We will no longer fight an economic war. If Jiangsu province wants to surpass Guangdong, let them do it Guangdong party boss Wang Yang in a speech on the development of his province I hope Your Lordship can ...

  5. Shajing gang arrests hailed by media

    Posted Feb 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sally Wang sally.wang@scmp.com Guangdong media yesterday hailed an earlier crackdown on a criminal syndicate in Baoan District in Shenzhen, a day after the province's party secretary Wang Yang said the province would launch crackdowns on the triads. The gang is accused of illegally dominating a neighbourhood's waste collection and real estate businesses for years, ...

  6. Open death-sentence appeals begin today

    Posted Jul 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang All death-sentence appeals will be taped and heard in open court from today in the Supreme Court's latest move to cut the number of executions. There are no official ... cases, were not heard in the courtroom. Xinhua quoted Supreme Court Chief Justice Xiao Yang as saying the appeals should focus on the key disagreements over the trial decision and not simply ...

  7. Killing on ship 'was burial at sea'

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... municipal committee, pleaded not guilty in the Court of First Instance to murdering Yang Wenjuan on September 24 last year. Prosecutor Patrick Loftus said Wang told police that he threw Yang ... of drowning and the blow to her head was not life-threatening, while Yang's sister had described the victim as a cheerful and optimistic person who had a lot of friends. The court heard that Wang ...

  8. Crackdown on abuses of power offers hope

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang A woman whose brother died in custody believes the new rules may bring justice A Henan woman who has spent the past year trying to find out the truth behind her brother's death in police custody is hoping that the new government crackdown on abuses of power will see the case reopened. Yang Tao was 28 when he died suddenly while in detention last year. Officials ...

  9. More heads roll in Chongqing chain reaction

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Two close aides of former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun may soon face trial in Anhui province, a source said, after they were removed from their jobs yesterday. Wang Pengfei, the police chief of Chongqing's Yubei district, and Li Yang, the head of Chongqing's criminal investigation squad, were formally removed from their posts, Xinhua ...

  10. Wiretapper in detention hub for dirty police

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Chongqing chiyuk.choi@scmp.com A close ally of former police chief Wang Lijun who was adept at wiretapping was detained in a facility that was designed to house officers busted during the municipality's massive triad crackdown launched by former Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai and Wang. A source in Chongqing told the South China Morning Post last week ...




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