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China Digest, December 21, 2012

The former site of Fuyang Theatre was destroyed in a fire early yesterday morning, Anhui Business Times reports.

Friday, 21 December, 2012, 4:34am

In Brief

Firefighters called in after police handcuffs malfunction again

24 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Kunming officials butt of jokes over fallen bridge

Kunming officials have once again become the butt of jokes among the public for claiming the collapse of a bridge on the city's new airport highway could be due to 'weather, such as strong wind'.

The collapse of the unfinished bridge on Sunday, leading to the new airport in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province, left seven workers dead and 34 others injured.

7 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Arrest over old handcuffs find

A 73-year-old father was arrested yesterday after his 12-year-old daughter accidentally trapped herself with a pair of handcuffs he had kept in a drawer and his wife called police.

The man, who told police he had picked up the handcuffs in the street several years earlier, was arrested for possessing an offensive weapon and released on bail.

27 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

14 year old escapes from police then gives them the runaround

A 14-year-old boy under a care and protection order escaped from Eastern Court while being escorted by five police officers yesterday.

The incident happened when the boy and another juvenile were being escorted by the officers to a police van at the court's car park, in Sai Wan Ho, at about 12.30pm.

12 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Activists interrupt lighting ceremony

The torch-lighting ceremony was briefly interrupted by three members of rights group Reporters Without Borders.

25 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Thief who bit officer jailed

A 'hysterical' tourist who bit a policewoman and fled after being arrested for shoplifting was jailed for five months yesterday.

17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

ICAC inquiry into botched arrest

Suspect who leapt from car was not wearing cuffs

Failure to follow detention procedures might have allowed a suspected member of a human-smuggling syndicate to escape while being guarded by three ICAC officers, it emerged yesterday.

30 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Release of handcuffs duo 'defies good sense'

The Department of Justice's advice not to prosecute two mainland security officers who were arrested in Hong Kong carrying handcuffs defied common sense, lawmakers said yesterday.

2 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Handcuff II nabbed at border

One of two mainlanders who escaped arrest on Monday has been caught while trying to sneak back across the border at Sha Tau Kok.

The second of two suspected illegal immigrants who gave police the slip at Stanley was still at large last night.

21 Jul 2004 - 12:00am