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  1. Ex-lawyer for jailed tycoon plays down eligibility for parole

    Posted Aug 31st 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Zhou Zhengyi ought to be able to win parole.' Chau is known as Zhou Zhengyi on the mainland. Reports also said that Chau had expressed a wish to continue his business dealings after ...

  2. Net expose leads to official's jailing

    Posted Oct 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Nanjing housing official Zhou Jiugeng has become the first mainland official to be jailed following an internet investigation, with a court sentencing him to 11 years in prison for taking bribes. In December, Zhou- director of the Jiangning district bureau at the time- said he disapproved of developers selling flats below cost. Many economists say it was a reasonable ...

  3. Jilted lover jailed for blackmail

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The District Court heard that Zhou Guowei, 27, met the 46-year-old- identified as Ms X- in December 2007 when he was working at a Shenzhen karaoke venue. They developed an intimate relationship over ... and pleaded for them to get back together. She rejected his demands. On August 21, Zhou sent her a text message threatening action. The two met in Tai Po, and Zhou requested and was refused HK$2 ...

  4. Male-prostitute pimps sentenced, in legal first

    Posted Jun 13th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Two men have been sentenced in Guangzhou for arranging sex for gay men- the first two cases against pimps for male prostitutes in Guangdong province. Zhou Deming, 42, ... media reported. Both were fined 1,000 yuan but Zhou received a longer sentence because he had a previous conviction for financial crimes. Both Zhou and Liu said they would appeal against ...

  5. A story behind dissident's assumed name

    Posted Jan 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter What's in a name? If that name is Wang Xingxiang, the answer seems to be quite a lot. US-based mainland dissident Zhou Yongjun tried to enter Hong Kong in September ... account registered to Wang. The attempt was foiled because the signature was incorrect, and Wang's name was placed on a money-laundering watch list. Zhou, using a phony Malaysian passport ...

  6. Property tycoon to face graft trial

    Posted Jul 16th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Head of HK-listed firm has links to Bank of China Mainland authorities are preparing to prosecute another Shanghai property tycoon, Qian Yongwei, for bribery, more than a year after the government announced he was being investiga ...

  7. Corrupt official's exploits made into anti-graft documentary

    Posted Apr 10th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... members nationwide as authorities wage war on corruption. Zhou Liangluo, 50, former party chief of Haidian district and once a rising political star, was the focus of the country's latest ... yuan's worth of the bribes that Zhou took. Besides cash bribes, developers also paid for Zhou's mistresses and offered them performance-oriented bonuses according to their abilities ...

  8. A year on, and Lehman fallout still being felt around the world

    Posted Sep 14th 2009, 12:00am by Kenneth Howe

    ... many feel has been US economic and financial mismanagement, as well as the volatility of the dollar, Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People's Bank of China, suggested in March that World Bank special drawing rights should one day replace the US dollar as the world's main reserve currency. Zhou said reliance on the dollar had led to frequent global financial crises since ...

  9. Farmer seen as a scapegoat in photo scandal

    Posted Oct 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... in the saga. Various websites have carried postings with queries, with some suggesting that even though farmer Zhou Zhenglong might be involved in the scandal, it was highly likely other accomplices- ... and fined him 2,000 yuan (HK$2,251). Zhou said he fabricated the tiger photos by himself and no one else was involved. The trial lasted about five hours. He also said he took the photos in October ...

  10. Three jailed over Guangzhou robbery, killing

    Posted Jun 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and 17-year-old Zhou Yun, of robbery and sentenced them to life in jail. Zhou?s cousin, 22-year-old Zhou Fangping, received 15 years imprisonment for her role, a government spokesman confirmed on Monday. The three were also ordered to pay about 310,000 yuan (HK$292,900) to the victim?s family. Geng fell victim to a scam devised by the three. Zhou Fangping used an enticing name over the internet ...




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