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  1. Singer fights debt claim

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Singer-songwriter Emil Chau Wa-kin appeared in court yesterday over accusations that he owed a construction company more than $10 million. But the case was adjourned in the Court of First Instance after the plaintiff's counsel argued that a ...

  2. Seized fake yuan of higher quality than in 2008, police say

    Posted Aug 26th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Police in Jiangsu province have seized a batch of counterfeit yuan notes that are of higher quality than the series of fake notes whose numbers began with HD90, first seen in 2008, state media reports. An investigation team from the Public Secur ...

  3. Canadian model killed during robbery at Shanghai flat: police

    Posted Jul 10th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shanghai police confirmed yesterday that a Canadian model had been murdered, and relatives had been told that she was probably the victim of a robbery that turned violent. Breaking an official silence on the case, Shanghai Public ...

  4. Bank manager sought as 100m yuan goes missing

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Police in Jiangsu province are hunting for a branch manager of state-owned Agricultural Bank of China who fled with more than 100 million yuan (HK$122 million) in funds he raised from others privately. Sun Feng, head of t ...

  5. Alarm bells over fallen tycoon's fate

    Posted Jun 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Rumour and speculation still abound concerning the fate of billionaire Wu Ying, sentenced to death in 2009 over a high-profile fraud case. The fallen tycoon, 30, who illegally took 770 million yuan (HK$923 million) from investors, is waiting to see if she ...

  6. Lax safety led to gas blast, probe finds

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem A massive gas explosion in Nanjing last week was caused by lax safety supervision of construction workers digging on the site of an abandoned factory, an initial investigation into the incident reported to the State Council yesterday. The offici ...

  7. Officials contrite after public enraged by brutal attacks

    Posted Apr 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Hundreds of urban administrative chiefs vowed to do their jobs in a 'civilised manner' on Saturday, after a brutal attack by their underlings in Jiangsu province triggered another round of public outrage. Urban administrative officers, ...

  8. Famed activist's appeal rejected

    Posted Nov 06th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai A mainland court has rejected the appeal of environmentalist Wu Lihong, upholding a three-year jail sentence for extortion and fraud for the famed activist, his wife said yesterday. The Wuxi Intermediate People's Court made ...

  9. Green activist sentenced to three years in jail for fraud, extortion

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Yixing A mainland court yesterday sentenced Wu Lihong, one of the nation's best-known environmental activists, to three years in jail for defrauding and extorting money from companies, his wife said. Wu's wife, Xu Jiehua, denied ...

  10. Gambler on trial for embezzlement

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Laura Liu

    ... Laura Liu The former general manager of a state-owned company went on trial in Shanghai yesterday on charges of embezzling more than 16 million yuan to pay off gambling debts in Macau. Hu Jianping, 43, previously manager of the Shanghai branch of China Na ...




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