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Toy dealer gets 12 months for hoax terror alert

A toy dealer who sent a hoax e-mail to US customs about a planned terrorist attack, shutting a busy port for 10 hours, was jailed for a year yesterday.

Saturday, 19 February, 2011, 12:00am

Prison declares Chen's wife too ill to serve time

A Taiwanese prison has decided not to imprison the wheelchair-bound wife of jailed former president Chen Shui-bian due to her poor health, ending months of controversy over her fate.

19 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Wider reforms needed to tackle corruption

There is nothing more embarrassing for China's leaders than corruption in high places, but the prospect of it at the top of the powerful Railways Ministry is especially troubling.

18 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

'Madame Butterfly' tale of sex a hot-sell

It is the story everyone wants to read but is proving hard to find.

The latest edition of Caijing magazine tells all about a woman who built a business empire through her affairs with senior provincial and central government officials.

18 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Chen Yunlin to steer clear of Tainan in visit

The mainland's top cross-strait negotiator, Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (Arats) president Chen Yunlin, has decided to drop the Tainan leg of a six-day visit to Taiwan starting next week.

The decision came after pro-independence activists announced plans to stage protests in the southern city against Chen's visit.

17 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Sacked reporter stole ATV car licence, toll tag to vent anger

A former ATV reporter who was still upset at being fired three years earlier, stole a car licence and an autotoll tag from a company press vehicle and used them for more than 10 days before he was arrested.

16 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Protests over high road tolls grow louder

Outrageously high expressway tolls are already the source of a rising public outcry on the mainland, and the People's Daily, the Communist Party's main mouthpiece, has joined the fray, publishing seven readers' letters on the topic yesterday.

16 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Hospital order for daughter who killed mother with hammers

A schizophrenic woman convicted of killing her 79-year-old mother was ordered yesterday to stay in a psychiatric hospital for an indefinite period.

The Court of First Instance heard Leung Ching-han, 51, told psychiatrists she thought her mother was possessed by a ghost when she bludgeoned her to death with three hammers.

15 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Gangster alibi creator jailed for six years

A man who created alibis for gangsters found guilty of killing a senior member of a rival triad society was jailed yesterday for six years.

Chong Fai-shing, 29, had pleaded guilty in the Court of First Instance to manslaughter over the death of Lee Tai-lung, 41, on August 4, 2009.

15 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Cheng Yizhong

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS I was born into a peasant family in Huaining, Anhui province. It was also the birthplace of Chen Duxiu, the founding general secretary of the Communist Party. I was a year old when the Cultural Revolution broke out, in 1966. My childhood was not as romantic and free as those portrayed in Jiang Wen's movie In the Heat of the Sun.

13 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Teacher jailed for six months for kissing girl, 15

A married secondary-school teacher who kissed and hugged a 15-year-old pupil in his car against her will was yesterday jailed for six months.

Eric Tsang Wing-cheung, 46, who taught economics at a school in Siu Sai Wan, was earlier found guilty after trial in Eastern Court of indecent assault and two counts of indecent conduct towards a child.

12 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Video records activist's house-arrest struggles

Blind activist Chen Guangcheng, who was put under house arrest as soon as he was released from jail five months ago, has appeared in a video lambasting the 'thuggish measures' taken against his family and vowing he will not be silenced.

11 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Three get life for murdering triad leader

Three men were jailed for life yesterday for murdering a Sun Yee On triad leader - ramming him with a car before stabbing him on the forecourt of the Kowloon Shangri-La hotel.

Two others were found not guilty and released.

11 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Security hoaxer faces extradition to US

A man landed in court yesterday for writing a hoax e-mail purporting to tip off US customs that Pakistani terrorists had loaded radioactive materials and explosives in two containers arrived in the west coast port of Oakland, causing the US Coast Guard to close the container terminal for 10 hours.

10 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

iPhone's perfect application for the sinner on the go

Good to see the Catholic Church is keeping up with modern technology and has given its 'blessing' to a US$1.99 iPhone application to help lapsed Catholics with the process of confession.

10 Feb 2011 - 12:00am