Mao Shoulong

Top court allows death penalty in 'gutter oil' cases

The Supreme People's Court says it is ready to hand down death sentences to serious offenders in 'gutter oil' cases in a bid to crack down on the rampant use of recycled cooking oil by restaurants and food processors.

Saturday, 25 February, 2012, 12:00am

Beijing lists local cadres punished for land misuse

Mainland authorities have published the first list of local government officials punished over the misuse of land, but most of the more than 70 officials got 'warnings' and 'demerit records' - which experts say are unlikely to affect their careers.

9 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Capital's planning chief a non-party official

A non-Communist Party official has taken over the helm of Beijing's urban planning department, becoming the first unaffiliated person in five years to be appointed the head of a division in the capital's municipal government.

Opinion was divided over whether the appointment signalled a shift towards recruitment based on talent rather than party membership.

1 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Suspended death sentence for killing street inspector

A Beijing roadside vendor received a suspended death sentence for fatally stabbing an urban management officer in a case that has attracted widespread attention about the notorious methods of street inspectors.

11 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Poor city blows six months of its budget on PLA victory party

Officials in a poverty-stricken area in Sichuan province last month spent half its annual revenue on celebrations and top performers, including a singer who was paid 210 times the annual income of local farmers, according to state media.

3 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Powerful bureau to run city's transport

A new transport commission will be established in Beijing in a pilot scheme that could be the forerunner of a shake-up in the central government ministry.

16 Apr 2003 - 12:00am