Zhu Junyi

Shanghai graft trials end, but was justice done?

The criminal cases spawned by the massive Shanghai pension fund corruption case that felled several top officials and tycoons finally ended last week when the last key figure in the scandal was given a death sentence suspended for two years.

Monday, 20 April, 2009, 12:00am

Desire for greatness led to downfall, writes jailed pension funds chief

One of the key figures in Shanghai's pensions scandal has written about how his ambition to be 'No 1 in the nation' turned into a destructive force that wrecked his life and damaged the reputation of his bureau.

25 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Former party boss won't appeal sentence

Former Shanghai party secretary Chen Liangyu will not appeal against his 18-year jail term, says his lawyer, Gao Zicheng .

'Chen has still not said whether he will appeal, so I think he will give up because of the 10-day time limit,' Mr Gao said yesterday. According to the mainland's Criminal Procedure Law, Chen had until midnight yesterday to submit an appeal.

22 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Falling down

Chen Liangyu - pictured being driven away from court yesterday in the white van - is the latest and most high-profile official to be sentenced over the Shanghai pension fund scandal. Here's what other officials and executive got

Shanghai government officials

18 years

12 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Disgraced Shanghai party boss goes on trial

The trial of former Shanghai party secretary Chen Liangyu has begun, his lawyer said yesterday, in one of the mainland's most high-profile corruption cases.

'Chen Liangyu's case went to trial yesterday [Tuesday], but there was no verdict. I don't know when there will be a judgment,' his lawyer, Gao Zicheng , said.

27 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Outcry over different penalties for criminals

Who is the bigger criminal - an official who diverted 15.8 billion yuan (HK$17.45 billion) in public funds for his own use, or a beauty parlour boss who illegally amassed less than one-twentieth of that sum?

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Six jailed in Shanghai pension graft scandal

Former fund chief gets 18 years in prison

The mainland's biggest corruption case in more than a decade moved a step closer to its conclusion yesterday, with six men sentenced in a multibillion-yuan Shanghai pension fund case - just weeks before the 17th Communist Party Congress opens.

24 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Shanghai's former Formula One boss goes on trial for fraud

Courts have held the trials of two officials involved in a massive Shanghai corruption case - a land official and the former boss of Formula One racing in China, Yu Zhifei .

19 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Nine to face trial in Shanghai pensions scam

Nine government and state company officials involved in the Shanghai pension fund case will face criminal prosecution in the city's biggest corruption scandal.

3 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Dismissed ex-statistics chief barred from party

Qiu Xiaohua loses membership for bigamy and taking bribes, report says

Former National Bureau of Statistics head Qiu Xiaohua , who was sacked in October for suspected involvement in a huge social security fund scandal, has been expelled from the Communist Party for taking bribes and having more than one wife, state media reported yesterday.

24 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Chief's arrest knocks New Huangpu shares

Shares of Shanghai-listed New Huangpu Real Estate, one of the city's largest property developers, fell 2.33 per cent amid reports that the head of its major shareholder was arrested for alleged rule violation in a share sale and involvement in a widening scandal related to the city's pension fund.

7 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Editorial airs official concern at Shanghai scandal

Officials who misappropriate social security funds should be 'severely' punished, the China Daily newspaper said in an editorial yesterday, highlighting central government concern over a growing corruption scandal in Shanghai.

30 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

This time, anti-graft investigators are staying put in Shanghai

Repercussions of the widening corruption scandal involving Shanghai's pension fund - the largest scam of its kind to have emerged so far on the mainland - are being felt in the highest levels of Chinese politics.

28 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Shanghai pension fund scandal claims another official

A widening corruption scandal involving Shanghai's pension fund has claimed another victim, causing a leadership shake-up and leaving at least three key government posts vacant.

26 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Shanghai in damage control over graft scandal

Pension-fund case gives rivals chance to reduce power of local faction: analysts

Authorities in Shanghai are trying to limit the political damage from a widening corruption scandal involving the manager of its pension fund.

The case has highlighted the need for financial reform and might even bring leadership changes to the mainland's commercial capital.

17 Aug 2006 - 12:00am