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Dispute turns spotlight on NVC

A year ago, Wu Changjiang, then chairman of NVC Lighting, believed he had the world at his feet, running China's largest lighting product-maker, and the support - or so he thought - of major investors.

Saturday, 21 July, 2012, 12:00am

No 1 Troupe of the China National Peking Opera Company

The Chinese opera troupe performs: The Drunken Royal Concubine and Beating with a Gold Brick (with Li Shengsu, left), Jul 20, 7.30pm; Wu Zixu, Jul 21, 2.30pm; The Shoe Story, Jul 21, 7.30pm; and The Wild Boar Forest, Jul 22, 7.30pm. In Beijing dialect with Chinese and English surtitles. HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$350 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Billionaire's death sentence suspended

The death penalty for 30-year-old Zhejiang billionaire Wu Ying was upheld yesterday in a retrial, but suspended for two years - a decision hailed by some legal experts but slammed by Wu's father, who maintained she was innocent.

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

Death sentence that left entrepreneurs in shock

The mainland's shadow banking system may have made many people rich, but it also has a dark side.

Billionaire Wu Ying, 30, was sentenced to death in 2009 for illegally raising funds with the intention to defraud - a verdict that has shocked thousands of entrepreneurs in eastern Zhejiang province, as they have used underground loans to grow their businesses.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Billionaire spared the death sentence after outcry for mercy

A 30-year-old billionaire was spared the death penalty yesterday after the mainland's highest court ruled on a case that attracted an unprecedented outcry for mercy including sympathetic comments from Premier Wen Jiabao.

21 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

'Urgent' hospital rebuild 13 years off

Eight years ago when Anthony Wu Ting-yuk was appointed chairman of the Hospital Authority, he knew Queen Mary Hospital had to be rebuilt.

Yet it was only this year that the budget was finally approved for the project, and the work will not be finished until 2025.

6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Delegates call for care in tycoon's death row case

At least a dozen delegates at the nation's top legislature have aired concerns publicly in the past week over the death sentence handed down to Zhejiang businesswoman Wu Ying, calling for extra caution from the supreme court in deciding her fate.

12 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Judges to tread carefully on billionaire's fraud case

The mainland's top court has spoken out on the fraud conviction of billionaire Wu Ying, saying it would review the contentious death penalty case with 'caution'.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

PBOC official leaked secrets 'out of vanity'

Despite speculation that 'big money' had been behind leaks of classified economic data by two central government officials now in jail, media reported yesterday that court documents did not mention any 'exchange of interests'.

29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Stand-in students for hire - at a pricepearl river delta

'Any junior schoolmates who would like to attend my class on Thursday morning, please contact me. Pay is negotiable.'

This item posted on Weibo (a micro-blog) by Wu, a fourth-year undergraduate, stirred heated discussion among students.

25 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Levi's launch sets its sights on Asian girls

Kary Ng's status as a fashionable star seems to be rising fast. The young singer-turned-rocker-turned-actress did double duty on Thursday, turning up as Levi's launch party as 'official brand ambassador' after modelling Dr Martens' line of shoes.

24 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Iron Lady leaves her mark

Unlike much of Beijing's powerful elite, the woman known as China's 'Iron Lady', Wu Yi, rose to acclaim on her own merits.

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Helping them cross rivers safely at last

Among the comforts of Hong Kong we may find it hard to imagine the difficulties many villagers on the mainland face just to get about. To help them, three university students from Hong Kong decided to join a volunteer programme organised by a charity foundation, Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China).

Stanley Cheng Fu-ching, 22, University of Science and Technology, Year One student

13 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Other US firms controlled by Real Gold's Wu suffer

Shares of two US-listed companies controlled by Real Gold Mining majority shareholder Wu Ruilin plunged following news that he inappropriately pledged Real Gold's assets to obtain personal loans.

22 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Diaspora diaries

'I would walk down the street smiling and feeling overwhelmed by happiness. I thought I was extremely lucky to live in this cool city,' says Effie Wu of her first two years in Berlin.

3 Oct 2010 - 12:00am