Chinese man accused of adultery clears his name after 50 years

Chinese man accused of adultery clears his name after 50 years

After his release in 1965, Wang Jingzhi of Jiangsu began several attempts to appeal his case after he was jailed for fathering a son with a soldier's wife. His luck finally changed last month when a court ruled a case of mistaken identity. 

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Claiming set-up by Bo Xilai, lawyer Li Zhuang seeks review on conviction

Former criminal lawyer Li Zhuang. Photo: NYT

Li Zhuang, a former lawyer who was jailed for fabricating evidence for a crime boss prosecuted during disgraced former Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai's anti-triad campaign, said yesterday after a meeting with senior court officials that he was optimistic he would be vindicated.

30 Nov 2012 - 10:23am

Man gets life for killing girlfriend to get insurance cash

An insurance salesman who drowned his girlfriend in Victoria Harbour to pocket a HK$2.8 million life insurance policy he had taken out on her by forging her signature was jailed for life yesterday for murder.

31 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Convicted lawyer in Chongqing triad case may face more charges

Controversy surrounding convicted lawyer Li Zhuang last year at the height of the Chongqing triad crackdown looks set to snowball as authorities say he may face more charges for illegal acts he allegedly committed in the course of his legal defence work.

31 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Paedophile admits abusing 6 boys

Six boys aged as young as 11 were given cash by a 37-year-old man after engaging in sexual acts with him, a court was told yesterday.

30 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Activists charged and ousted as noose on dissent tightens

The crackdown on mainland activists appears to be intensifying with the formal arrest of an outspoken writer, and the ousting of a prominent opinion writer and an editor at two publications.

29 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

The worst system corrupts its best officials

For centuries, West Lake, in the centre of Hangzhou, Zhejiang, has been universally recognised as one of China's most iconic spots, famous not only for its picturesque landscape but also for its rich historical and cultural heritage.

28 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Sex tapes a new weapon to smear foes

In the old days of rough-and-tumble Southeast Asian politics, political players might attempt to smear their adversaries by calling them a communist, Western lackey, Vietnamese puppet or other such nasty labels. As wealth came to the region in the 1980s and 90s, it was just as effective to smear political rivals by accusing them of corruption.

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Inescapable conclusion

Twice in just over five years Hong Kong's highest courts have had to rule on conflicting accounts of Nancy Kissel's family life: was her husband a high-flying banker betrayed by the mother of his three children or was he a violent and abusive husband who cruelly mistreated his long-suffering wife?

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

After breaking Japanese codes, going home proved a long and harsh road

If Chi Buzhou made a courageous and patriotic decision to return to China in 1937, he made the wrong judgment to remain in 1949.

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

E.M. Forster: A New Life

E.M. Forster: A New Life by Wendy Moffat Bloomsbury HK$143

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Ex-police officer jailed for lying over illicit tapes

A former policewoman who secretly taped the conversations of undercover officers before they testified at her husband's trial has been jailed for six months for giving false evidence.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

A lengthy battle


Nov 2: Robert Kissel last seen alive at his Parkview flat by Andrew Tanzer, his neighbour. Nancy Kissel bludgeons Robert Kissel to death after he drinks a drug-laced milkshake.

Nov 6: Colleague David Noh files a missing persons report and police find Robert Kissel's body in a storeroom at Parkview.

Nov 8: Nancy Kissel is charged with murder.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

A new trial, a new series of complex legal issues

The retrial of Nancy Kissel featured a whole new set of defences which made the second court case a far more complicated affair than her original trial, a police officer who handled the court case said.

Chief Inspector Lawrence Ng Yeung-yin spoke out after a jury found the mother-of-three guilty of murder for a second time in the Court of First Instance yesterday.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Activist back behind bars over articles

A mainland political activist who had already spent nearly a decade in prison was jailed for another 10 years yesterday for writing articles urging democratic reform, an unusually harsh sentence that rights groups say shows the authorities are intent on silencing their critics.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am