Document Forgery

Britain plugs loophole in Hong Kong drivers' licence agreement

Under an agreement between Hong Kong and Britain, a driver who holds a licence in one place can normally obtain a licence from the other without further examination.

More than 200 Hong Kong drivers have been barred from obtaining a British licence without taking a test, after Britain tightened requirements for a reciprocal arrangement that allows for direct exchange of licences.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 7:30am 4 comments

Export growth plunges to 1pc as impact of crackdown on fraud has effect

Much of the trade through Kwai Chung and Hong Kong's other container terminals reported by mainland firms was fake. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Exports in May rose by 1 per cent to US$182.8 billion from the same month last year, according to customs data released yesterday. The growth was far below the 14.7 per cent increase in April and also well below the 7.4 per cent estimate of economists polled by Bloomberg.

9 Jun 2013 - 6:34am

'Fake invoice' curbs set to show slowing trade

Outbound shipments may have grown 7.1 per cent year on year last month, less than half April's reported 14.7 per cent. Photo: AFP

The mainland's crackdown on fake export invoices used to disguise money flows is probably cutting its trade figures, revealing subdued global demand that will weigh on economic growth.

7 Jun 2013 - 3:46am

Scamming sick days may end in jail term

Paul Tang Kwok-wai, Civil service minister. Photo: Edward Wong

Several cases involving alleged sick leave scams - in government departments or private companies - have ended up in court over the past few years.

2 May 2013 - 5:09am

Top energy regulator 'facing probe' over magazine's graft allegations

Liu Tienan: facing allegations

Liu Tienan, the director of the National Energy Administration, forged his CV and profited from his position using members of his family, according to Luo Changping, deputy managing editor of Caijing Magazine, one of the mainland's most influential business publications, which has a reputation for exposing corporate scandals.

31 Jan 2013 - 5:20am

Ex-bank official buys properties worth 1b yuan using fake ID

The state banking watchdog is launching an investigation into a former Shanxi bank official after she was accused of using a double residence loophole to buy properties worth millions of yuan, the Beijing Times reported on Saturday.

5 Feb 2013 - 8:43pm 2 comments

China Digest, December 20, 2012

A 17-year-old waitress was given a suspended sentence of three years in prison for drowning her newborn boy in a Haidian district toilet, the Beijing Morning Post reports.

20 Dec 2012 - 4:12am

China Digest, November 21, 2012

State broadcaster China Central Television raised 15.8 billion yuan (HK$19.49 billion) on Sunday by auctioning off advertising spots for next year.

21 Nov 2012 - 3:27am

China Digest, September 24, 2012


Badminton stars wed

24 Sep 2012 - 3:06am

Welfare worker acquitted

A welfare worker accused of cheating a charity group out of almost $270,000 by posing as its chairman for wage rises and promotions went free yesterday. The District Court found Chung Hung-ying, 43, not guilty of trying to steal blank, signed bank documents and letter paper bearing the real chairman's signature.

10 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Financial job cheat claims rejected

A MAN cheated his way into the financial world using false examination results and by concealing his criminal record, the District Court heard yesterday.

Joseph Tang Wing-leung, 40, denies two charges of obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception and two counts of uttering a forged document.

30 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Solicitor to face an extra 18 charges

EIGHTEEN extra charges, including theft, were yesterday laid against a solicitor who had earlier been charged with defrauding a client of more than $1 million.

No pleas have been taken from Choi Sze-fai, 32, who was originally charged by the ICAC with two counts each of theft and uttering a forged document.

8 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

Government official faces trial over false papers

A SENIOR government official, accused of having submitted false qualifications and employment history to support his application for emigration to Australia, is expected to face trial in June.

6 Jan 1993 - 12:00am