Two Involved in Pension Fund Scandal Got Life in Prison
A Jilin court pronounced the verdict in six cases related to the Shanghai pension scandal yesterday, convicting all six and sentencing two to life imprisonment. Former social security chief at Shanghai faces 18 years' jail time.
New Antitrust Law Spares Government Monopolies
Twenty years in the making, China’s first anti-monopoly law will take effect next year but with limited influence over telecommunications, airlines and other sectors controlled by the government.
Gripping Conclusion Nears for Pension Fund Scandal
After 10 months, the party disciplinary watchdog provided more details about the investigation into Chen’s actions, sending a signal that the massive pension fund scandal is beginning the judiciary process.
China’s Converging Fight Against Corruption
The nation’s top anti-corruption official, Wang Zhenchuan, describes fast-moving legal developments that turned party policy into state law, expanded rules on bribery schemes to include mistresses, and ended the life of a former drug czar.
Full-Term Abortion Lawsuit a First for China
An appeals court has agreed to hear the case of Jin Yani who, with her husband, is suing family planning officials for an abortion seven years ago tied to China’s family-planning policies.
Dragnet Widens in China’s Fake-Drug Scandal
China’s former chief of drug licensing and a pharmaceutical executive are now the focus of a widening drug-industry scandal that’s already put a former government official on death row.
BNP Executive Slips by Criminal Charges
Caijing’s six month-long investigation uncovered that Min, then the sales manager of French-based bank BNP Paribas, avoided criminal prosecution after proffering US$128,000 to Xu Fangming, China’s former director of finance...
China’s Supreme Court Grappling With IPR
China’s highest court is setting legal parameters for intellectual property rights protection while government agencies are busy enforcing existing laws, a top justice official told Caijing in an interview that rebuts U.S. claims against China before the World Trade Organization.
U.S. “Long Arm” Law Reaches Chinese Air Crash
Relatives of the victims of a 2004 air crash in northern China are using a U.S. jurisdiction law to sue a Chinese airline in a California court. The case marks a watershed in relations between U.S. and Chinese lawyers.
How Wide Is the Door to Chinese Governments’ Information Disclosure?
The new regulation on Chinese governments’ information disclosure required governments at various levels to release information that affects the immediate interests of citizens, legal persons and other organizations or information that should be known by the public.
Will China Have Mercy On Mercy Killing?
So far, the latest soul-searching over euthanasia has been restricted to cyberspace. But public opinion could play a valuable role in a government regulation process.
“Capital King” Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison
The former chairman of Jianlibao Group was found guilty of stealing 121 million yuan (US$ 15.6 million) and misappropriating 86.45 million yuan (US$ 11.1 million) from his former company.
Reform Pollution Law and Let the Rivers Roll
Behind ugly scenes of dead fish and filthy water is a lesson to learn from a string of environmental disasters that ravaged a pair of major rivers in China. It’s a lesson about the benefits waiting to be reaped if Beijing would agree to reform its current system for protecting waterways – a system with light fines for polluters and a reputation for blocking private lawsuits.
Unexpected Death of an “Unauthorized Journalist”
He’s dead now, the victim of a head-beating with an iron bar. According to police, he was attacked January 10 in the office of an illegal coal mine in Shanxi Province and died in a hospital two days later.
Top Qingdao Official Removed, Investigated Amid Souring Housing Prices
Du Shicheng, 57, was the Communist Party Deputy Secretary of Shandong Province and Party Secretary of Qingdao until an investigation for “severely violating the party principles” brought an end to his political legend.
Courts Move to Control Press Coverage of Legal Proceedings
It a major step backward for judicial transparency and freedom of the press
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