Shimao Property Holdings, whose net profit rose 30.4 per cent in the first six months, said yesterday it had signed a framework agreement for a 40 billion yuan (HK$45.41 billion) mixed-used development in Wuhan.Friday, 18 September, 2009, 12:00am
The sentencing of karaoke hostess Hui Wing to three years' jail for blackmailing a senior government official ended a case that held public interest, with evidence of love, infidelity and money involving people in high and low places. But it left unanswered the question of who the senior official is, because the courts ordered that his name not be published.3 Jan 2008 - 12:00am
Hostess to challenge blackmail conviction
A karaoke hostess was jailed for three years yesterday for having blackmailed a senior government official after he tried to end their affair to save his marriage.3 Jan 2008 - 12:00am
'I believe in the judge, I also believe in justice. I have to,' Hui Wing said outside the District Court yesterday, before she entered and heard the guilty verdict handed down.
'I have not thought about my verdict too much before I came to court this morning. I try to calm myself and not to create too much pressure,' she said, adding she had become a vegetarian and Buddhist.15 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
Judge rejects claim that demands on senior official were a ploy
A karaoke hostess was found guilty yesterday of blackmailing a senior government official after he ended their affair in an effort to save his marriage.15 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
A senior government official entrapped a karaoke hostess into an alleged blackmail scheme after his wife discovered their affair, a lawyer told the District Court yesterday.23 Nov 2007 - 12:00am
The lover of a senior government official told the District Court yesterday that she sought help from a lawyer from a newspaper to 'claim her dignity and integrity back'.21 Nov 2007 - 12:00am
A karaoke hostess accused of blackmailing her former lover, a senior government official, said she was not interested in 'freeloading or taking short cuts' to resolve her financial problems, the District Court heard yesterday.20 Nov 2007 - 12:00am
A senior government official had plotted to stage a showdown - with his lover playing the 'villainess' - in an attempt to save his marriage because his wife controlled all his financial assets, the District Court heard yesterday.16 Nov 2007 - 12:00am
A senior government official took his mistress on three leisure trips in two months during office hours, the District Court heard yesterday.
The official - who remains anonymous and is referred to as Mr X in court - also showed her his work schedule on a business trip to meet state departments in Beijing when asking her to tag along.15 Nov 2007 - 12:00am