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City Digest, October 2, 2012

Japanese not deterred by violent attack

Tuesday, 2 October, 2012, 4:09am

Daughter's difficult quest to expose a family secret

The author's father had a severe split personality. On one hand, he was a second world war US air force hero who evolved into a small-town newspaper editor - "a distinct and gifted man", Molly Walling writes.

30 Sep 2012 - 3:49pm

Bo Xilai expelled from Party as he faces corruption and bribery charges

Disgraced Politburo member Bo Xilai has been expelled from the Communist Party and will face criminal prosecution over bribery and other corruption charges, as Beijing scrambles to wind up its worst political crisis in decades ahead of a once-a-decade leadership transition scheduled to start in November.

29 Sep 2012 - 8:07am

Policewoman recaptures escaped teen girl in daring operation

A policewoman intercepted a taxi and used pepper spray to recapture a 15-year-old girl who escaped from custody with the help of her boyfriend and three other men in a daring breakout from Tuen Mun Court yesterday.

The constable also arrested the girl's boyfriend, 30, and a 19-year-old man in the cab. The two others escaped and were still being hunted by police last night.

29 Sep 2012 - 3:11am

Forensic expert rejects cyanide explanation for Heywood's death

A high-profile forensic expert with the mainland's top prosecutorial body has publicly challenged the official account of the cause of death of British businessman Neil Heywood, whose murder triggered the country's biggest political scandal in two decades.

28 Sep 2012 - 3:08am

Prison officers to be probed by other law enforcers, after two convicted

Prison chiefs will invite other law enforcers to investigate whether any correctional services officers have falsified urine samples for drug tests after two former officers who had done so were convicted of misconduct yesterday in Eastern Court.

28 Sep 2012 - 3:15am

China doesn't need more show trials

During the trial of the Gang of Four in the winter of 1980, Jiang Qing delivered a two-hour tirade in her own defence, during which she famously described herself as a dog of Mao Zedong. More than 30 years later, another political wife stood accused in a Chinese court of law, one believed to have been similarly corrupted by the power wielded by her husband.

28 Sep 2012 - 1:52am 1 comment

Clause in new privacy law a threat to press freedom, journalists group says

A journalists' union says a "big shadow" has been cast over the media by a clause in the newly amended privacy law - to be enacted next month. It will put reporters at risk of imprisonment if they reveal information that causes psychological harm to those it involves, the union says.

27 Sep 2012 - 3:11am

Lawyer bodies call for independent legal aid authority

The city's law associations have reiterated their longstanding call for an independent legal aid authority to replace the government department that administers legal aid, saying it would give the public easier access to justice.

They criticised the Legal Aid Department for its perceived lack of independence and inability to meet the needs of the public.

27 Sep 2012 - 3:11am 1 comment

Police using 3-D facial reconstruction to help identify body found in 2010

Hong Kong detectives are using a three-dimensional facial reconstruction for the first time to help them identify a body found in 2010.

Police hope the technique, often seen on television forensic crime dramas, will help them name an unidentified man whose badly decomposed body was found in Sai Kung two years ago.

27 Sep 2012 - 3:38am