• Court orders return of stolen Zhang Gong Patriarch statue


    A Chinese court on Friday ordered that the Dutch collector of the famous Zhang Gong Patriarch-a 1,000-year-old Buddha statue containing the mummified remains of a famous monk-must return the stolen relic to its original owner: two village committees in Fujian province.

  • Man who killed schoolboys executed


    Huang Yichuan, the man who killed two 10-year-olds near the gate of an elementary school in Shanghai, was executed on Thursday, the Shanghai Intermediate People's Court announced.

  • Man sentenced to death for raping 4-year-old


    A man surnamed Liu from Harbin, Heilongjiang province, was sentenced to death for rape by the Harbin Intermediate People's Court on Wednesday, according a statement released on the court's social media account.

  • Taiwan academic gets jail time for espionage


    A mainland spokeswoman confirmed on Wednesday that Tony Shih, a Taiwan academic, was sentenced to four years in prison for espionage by a district court in Anhui province.

  • Retrial set for 3 who confessed to abuse that led to woman's death


    The case of a woman who allegedly died due to frequent abuse by her husband and parents-in-law was sent back a court in East China's Shandong province for a retrial.

  • Ex-Party chief of Hohhot sentenced


    Yun Guangzhong, a former senior official in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for taking bribes on Tuesday and fined 5.5 million yuan ($822,220), a court in Liaoning province said.