• Being a deputy to legislature no reason for court to show leniency


    A DEPUTY TO the local people's congress, or legislature, in Xi'an, capital of Northwestern China's Shaanxi province, reportedly hit a lawyer while observing a court hearing in which he was involved. The court detained him and fined him 10,000 yuan ($1,537). He should be prosecuted for assault, says Beijing News:

  • Former senior Shanxi leader admits guilt


    A former senior official in Shanxi province pleaded guilty on Thursday to taking bribes worth 44.58 million yuan ($6.8 million).

  • South China pedophile teacher sentenced to 10 years


    A primary teacher has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for the sexual assault of several girls under his care.

  • Senior legislator suspected of discipline breaches


    A senior legislative official has been placed under investigation on suspicion of corruption, the country's top anti-graft authority announced on Friday ahead of the annual meeting of the 12th National People's Congress.

  • Leaders of gambling, sex ring jailed; officers punished


    Two leaders of a gambling and prostitution ring have been sentenced to life in prison and another 85 others were given jail sentences after a nightclub - involving 300 million yuan ($45.8 million) of illicit money - was busted in Zhengzhou, Henan province.

  • Forcing victims to drop cases no solution to pollution


    IN APRIL 2014, more than 300 children in Dapu town, Central China's Hunan province, were reported to be ill due to lead poisoning, with the finger of blame pointed at local company Meilun Dye and Chemical Plant. Fifty-three families sued the plant, yet the local government "persuaded" most of them to withdraw the case; of the 13 that insisted, only two got a compensation of 26,372 yuan ($4,112), according to a recent ruling. Gmw.cn said on Monday: