Taiwan's ex-president Chen Shui-bian - already serving an 18-1/2-year prison term for corruption and money-laundering - was yesterday convicted and sentenced to another 10 years for taking bribes from a local financial group, the island's Supreme Court said.Friday, 21 December, 2012, 4:34am
The deaths of five boys in a refuse bin in Bijie city, Guizhou province, last month has heightened concerns over the plight of China’s street children.
The boys succumbed to carbon-monoxide poisoning from burning charcoal.20 Dec 2012 - 5:33pm 1 comment
Mainland news outlets have been brushing up on their Danish fairy tales as they struggle to understand the deaths of five young boys who were huddled in a large refuse bin on chilly night in remote Guizhou province this month.25 Nov 2012 - 4:11am
A former journalist who broke the story of the deaths of five street children in Bijie, Guizhou, a week ago has been sent on "a vacation" by local authorities trying to contain the fallout from the tragedy.23 Nov 2012 - 3:54pm 7 comments
Eight officials in the Guizhou city of Bijie have been sacked or suspended for failing to protect the welfare of five boys found dead in a rubbish bin last week.
The victims, aged nine to 13, appeared to have died of carbon monoxide poisoning, after climbing into the dumpster and lighting a fire to escape the cold, the Bijie municipal government said in a statement yesterday.21 Nov 2012 - 3:27am 1 comment