Liu Zhijun | South China Morning Post
  • Sun
  • Feb 1, 2015
  • Updated: 2:56pm

Liu Zhijun

Former railways chief Liu Zhijun urges daughter to 'stay out of politics'

Liu Zhijun attends a trial on June 10 for charges of corruption and abuse of power at a courthouse in Beijing. Photo: AP

“No matter what you do - stay out of politics”. This was the advice disgraced ex-railways boss Liu Zhijun had for his daughter as he prepared to face the full judicial wrath of the Communist Party this month.

Tuesday, 25 June, 2013, 6:03pm 2 comments

Seized assets much more than case against disgraced rail boss Liu Zhijun

Former Chinese Railways Minister Liu Zhijun stands trial at Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court on Sunday. Photo: AP

Investigations into disgraced rail minister Liu Zhijun and other "related cases" have resulted in the recovery of almost 350 flats and more than 900 million yuan (HK$1.14 billion), according to a Beijing newspaper affiliated with Xinhua.

11 Jun 2013 - 1:38pm 9 comments

Former railways minister seeks leniency on corruption charges

Liu Zhijun attends a trial on Sunday for charges of corruption and abuse of power at a courthouse in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

The man once responsible for overseeing the mainland's notorious railways ministry went on trial in Beijing yesterday seeking a lenient verdict on charges of corruption and abuse of power.

10 Jun 2013 - 2:20am 2 comments

A Bad Week for ... , June 9, 2013

Titus Wong Koon-ho

Titus Wong Koon-ho, the former Wan Chai divisional police commander, was jailed for a year for misconduct and accused of lying in court.

9 Jun 2013 - 2:40am

Disgraced rail boss Liu Zhijun to stand trial for 'very serious' graft

Liu Zhijun oversaw high-speed rail projects. Photo: Reuters

Disgraced former railways minister Liu Zhijun will go on trial in Beijing tomorrow in one of the mainland's biggest corruption case in recent years.

8 Jun 2013 - 4:04am

Ex-railways chief Liu Zhijun meddled with projects worth 175b yuan, court hears

Liu Zhijun

The Beijing News reported yesterday that Liu colluded with Shanxi businesswoman Ding Shumiao from the end of 2007 and granted railway projects to 23 state-owned firms Ding chose. Ding and her underlings consequently illegally obtained about 3.2 billion yuan, with about 2.4 billion yuan going to Ding alone.

19 Apr 2013 - 4:54am

A Bad Week for … , April 14, 2013

Liu Zhijun

Liu Zhijun, the disgraced former mainland railways minister, was formally charged with taking bribes and abusing his office after one of the biggest corruption operations of recent years.

14 Apr 2013 - 2:15am

Who said it?

Liu Zhijun

He wanted me to guarantee he would escape the death penalty … of course I could not.

12 Apr 2013 - 3:12am

Ex-railways minister Liu Zhijun seeks to avoid death penalty

Former railways minister Liu Zhijun. Photo: AP

Beleaguered former railways minister and alleged philanderer Liu Zhijun asked lawyers to help him escape the death penalty in his upcoming trial, while his wife described him as a good man who came home for dinner every night, mainland media reports said.

12 Apr 2013 - 5:44am 1 comment

China news round-up: Dandong denies halt to North Korea tourism, cargo traffic reported normal

A North Korean soldier looks on from the banks of the Yalu River at the North Korean town of Sinuiju across from Dandong, April 10, 2013. Photo: AFP

North* Cross-border cargo traffic is reported to be normal.Southern Metropolis Daily*

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Ex-railways chief Liu Zhijun charged with corruption

Former railways minister Liu Zhijun. Photo: AP

Prosecutors filed charges against Liu in Beijing's No 2 Intermediate Court yesterday, Xinhua reported, in a long-anticipated move in an investigation that had led to the dismantling of the sprawling Railways Ministry last month in a cabinet shake-up. A trial date would be announced "in due time", Xinhua said.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

160,000 party officials punished for corruption, according to graft watchdog

Bo Xilai. Photo: Reuters

More than 160,000 Communist Party officials were punished last year - a 12.5 per cent increase from the year before, the party's graft watchdog said yesterday.

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection's investigations also helped prevent 7.83 billion yuan (HK$9.64 billion) worth of economic losses for the country, according to Xinhua.

10 Jan 2013 - 4:55am

Bo Xilai handed over to judicial authorities

Photo: Reuters

The Communist Party's disciplinary body announced at a news conference on Wednesday morning that disgraced former Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai and former minister of Railways Liu Zhijun have been handed over to judicial authorities.


9 Jan 2013 - 9:19pm

Ex-rail chief's crimes detailed

The Ministry of Railways reportedly detailed six major crimes allegedly committed by its former minister Liu Zhijun during an internal briefing on Friday.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm

Ex-minister to face trial over Wenzhou crash

Disgraced former railways minister Liu Zhijun is expected to stand trial soon for his role in last year's deadly high-speed train crash in Wenzhou, after state prosecutors handed the case to municipal authorities.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm