Chinese justice system reform: Abolishing reeducation through labor, Creating a legitimate court system, Chinese magazine reports

| March 3rd, 2014
Protests in Wukan. Photo from Southern Window article.

Protests in Wukan. Photo from Southern Window article.

In December 2011, the citizens of Wukan, a village in Guangdong, staged an uprising, forcing the local government officials out of the village, in a protest over land sales of communal farm land. In the course of the protests, three democratically-elected village representatives had been arrested and one had died. But after the citizens took over their village, the governor of Guangdong, Wang Yang, did something notable: Instead of taking the village […]Read more…

Jailed for dodging a bus ticket one year ago

| August 14th, 2011
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From Tianya:

Petitioning in the People’s Republic of China, also known as letters and calls, in Chinese as xìnfǎng(信访);  or shàngfǎng(上访), is the administrative system for hearing complaints and grievances from individuals. It’s a form of extrajudicial action that can trace its origins to the imperial days. When a petitioner feels that his problem cannot be solved by the local legal authorities, he will appeal to the higher authorities for help. It’s generally taken as a way to lodge complaints against […]Read more…

China’s last hooliganism convict, should convict continue serving his sentence for a repealed law?

| February 22nd, 2011
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From Sina News:

Liu Mang Zui (流氓罪, Hooliganism) was once a criminal offense in China. In 1983, a “Strike-hard” campaign, known in Chinese as “Yan da”, as a crackdown to curb rising crimes had even made serious hooliganism a capital crime.

During this campaign, Niu Yuqiang, an 18-year-old, was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve because he robbed someone of a hat, broke windows and fought. Later his sentence was reduced to 18 years jail terms on his good behavior, […]Read more…

Perpetrator’s Father Li Gang apologizes publicly

| October 22nd, 2010
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Yesterday we posted about the public concerned drinking and driving car accident happened in Hebei University.  Killing one and injuring one, the perpetrator was already detained by the police.  Today, “the Li Gang” of the lately catchy Internet catchphrase “My dad is Li Gang”, suspect’s father contacted  CCTV through the police in order to express his deepest regret to the victims, victims’ families and also the public.

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16-year-old girl leaped to her death from hotel after being molested, two policemen are involved suspects

| September 23rd, 2010
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(From Netease) September 20, Hunan Fenghuang County Public Security Bureau issued a public notice which revealed the brief course of events about the death of a 16 year old girl in Ancient Phoenix City (Fenghuang), Hunan Province.

September 4, at 7 pm, a 16-year-old girl leaped to her death at the Phoenix Grand hotel. Many spectators were at the scene, for a while, this girl’s jump caused public uproar in the local area. Faced with various speculations, Fenghuang Country police […]Read more…

Muscle degeneration after eating crayfish, “shrimp washing powder” may be culprit

| August 24th, 2010
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It is the crayfish season again; the delicious crayfish because popular in China’s hot mid summer nights ever since the late 1990s. However this year over dozens of people in Nanjing were hospitalized with strange symptoms of unbearable muscle pains after eating crayfish since July. The doctor’s diagnosis was rhabdomyolysis (the destruction or degeneration of muscle tissue) serious cases even cause kidney damage. The speculation was that the “shrimp washing powder” (洗虾粉) which was popularly used by the sellers to […]Read more…

Milk powder questioned for causing precocious puberty

| August 7th, 2010
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(Netease) Xiao Dan, 4 month, lives in Hankou. Xiao Xia, 9 month, lives in Hanyang. Xiao Fei, 15 month, lives in Wuchang. Living in three different towns in Wuhan, three baby girls have been drinking the same brand of milk powder; their bodies all appeared to be early maturing and began to develop breasts. Angry parents invariably pointed to the milk powder factory as the culprit. Reporters spent last week investigating, trying to uncover the truth.

Who are the victims? […]Read more…

Former CEO of Beijing Capital Int’l Airport Group Receives Death Penalty for Acceptance of Bribes

| February 11th, 2009
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From Sohu

Xinhua news agency telegrams on Feb. 10th, Shan Dong (山东) province Jinan (济南) intermediate people’s court has reached verdict on former CEO of Beijing Capital Int’l Airport Group Li, Peiying (李培英)’s case.  The court declared the defendant guilty of accepting bribes, sentenced him death penalty, and be deprived of political rights for life, confiscate all personal possessions; also guilty of embezzlement, sentenced death penalty with sentence suspended for two years, deprived of political rights for life, confiscate all personal […]Read more…