Li Yang and the replica pistol he took to the meeting with Graves. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Failing Chinese student's bribery bid backfires in Britain

Chinese official's son gets a year's jail for trying to pass his degree dissertation by shocking professor with £5,000 offer and replica pistol

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Li Yang and the replica pistol he took to the meeting with Graves. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson is a China-UK based journalist and the SCMP’s former Beijing 2008 Olympics news editor. He has covered major international news and sporting events, most recently the London 2012 Olympics and Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. Peter is a Premier League season ticket holder at newly promoted Southampton FC.