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The New York Times

The New York Times was founded in 1851, and is one of the largest in the United States, although its circulation has suffered in recent years. Its motto is ‘All the News That’s Fit to Print’.

Politics still drives mainland legal system

The long-awaited trial of Zhao Yan has had a bitter-sweet outcome. The New York Times journalist was acquitted of the heinous crime of leaking state secrets, for which he could have been incarcerated for years.

Saturday, 26 August, 2006, 12:00am

Politics still drives mainland legal system

The long-awaited trial of Zhao Yan has had a bitter-sweet outcome. The New York Times journalist was acquitted of the heinous crime of leaking state secrets, for which he could have been incarcerated for years. But the three-year sentence meted out to him for the dubious and unrelated charge of fraud is enough to make the hearts of well-wishers of the mainland's judicial system sink.

26 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Researcher is charged again

Prosecutors have revived the case against a researcher for The New York Times after charges against him were dropped two months ago, his lawyer said yesterday.

Mo Shaoping said he had been informed that prosecutors had charged Zhao Yan and handed the case to the courts.

16 May 2006 - 12:00am

New York Times researcher off the hook

The mainland authorities have dropped charges against New York Times researcher Zhao Yan in the run-up to President Hu Jintao's visit to the US next month.

Zhao's lawyer, Mo Shaoping, said he expected Zhao would be released by Monday.

18 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Stayin' Alive

Sing along and catch the fever

Stayin' Alive

Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk

I'm a woman's man: no time to talk

Music loud and women warm

I've been kicked around since I was born

And now it's all right, it's OK

And you may look the other way

28 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Something fun

The days following an excess of festive parties call for cheap nights in - which is where fun gifts and games come into their own

Playing cards in a leather case ($600), Kate Spade

Magic Clock with LED afterimage display ($598), Loft, Seibu

Magnetic chess, checkers and backgammon set ($330), City'super

3 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Book Lunch

As the New York Times' Frugal Traveler columnist, Daisann McLane has been wandering the globe for almost five years, filing stories about her low-cost adventures from California to Yunnan province, from Berlin to Bali. Cheap Hotels is McLane's quirky memoir, in photographs and essays, of her nomadic life. She talks about the book over lunch today at the Foreign Correspondents' Club at 12.30pm.

16 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

What about Dumb and Dumber?

Did you know that Walt Disney was afraid of mice? That bats always turn left when exiting a cave? Or that Adolf Hitler's mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor? If you're rolling your eyes and sighing tell-me-something-I-don't-know sighs, you've probably read the latest bunch of 'Fun Facts' now forwarding its way through cyber space.

17 Jun 2000 - 12:00am