China strips Shenhua of 2003 league title, bans 33 people for life

The Chinese Football Association (CFA) on Monday stripped Shanghai Shenhua of the 2003 league title and banned 33 people for life, rounding off a three-year-long drive to clean up Chinese soccer. The Shanghai club, among the 12 clubs which received “disciplinary punishments” by the CFA on Monday afternoon, was fined 1 million yuan (160,000 US […]

Fugitive fraud suspect surrenders to Chinese police

Fugitive fraud suspect surrenders to Chinese police

Gao Shan, a fugitive suspect in a financial fraud case involving nearly 1 billion yuan (151 million U.S. dollars) has returned to China and surrendered to police, the Ministry of Public Security announced on Monday. Gao served as chief of a sub-branch of the Bank of China (BOC) at Harbin in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province […]

Trial to spotlight Bo’s Chongqing security chiefs

A scandal that ruined the career of prominent Chinese Communist Party leader Bo Xilai, and led to murder charges against his wife, has widened to include four of his former security chiefs being charged with covering up the crime. A statement from the court in eastern China’s Hefei city said it will hold a trial […]

Gu Kailai’s Fall from Grace

Gu Kailai’s Fall from Grace

Once hailed as the Jackie Kennedy of China, Gu Kailai‚Äôs fall from grace is just as dramatic, if not more so, than that of her husband Bo Xilai, a former Communist Party star stripped from power in a political scandal. The glamorous, intelligent and savvy former lawyer now needs a lawyer of her own as […]

China urges Cambodia to extradite a French architect linked to Bo Xilai’s family

China urges Cambodia to extradite a French architect linked to Bo Xilai’s family

The Chinese government has requested Cambodia to extradite a French architect Henri Patrick Devillers, who linked to former Chinese communist leader Bo Xilai and his family, after the French citizen was arrested in Cambodia. According to the newspaper “South China Morning Post ” (SCMP), police in Phnom Penh, Cambodian capital, yesterday confirmed the arrest of […]

China orders harsh punishments amid capsule scandal

China orders harsh punishments amid capsule scandal

China’s food and drug safety watchdog has ordered local authorities to hand out prompt and severe punishments to producers of gel capsules containing excessive levels of chromium. Starting from May 1, producers of pharmaceutical gelatin, capsules and capsule drugs should conduct strict checks into every batch of their raw materials in every category prior to […]

Hospitals told to remove and seal contaminated medicine in capsule scandal

Hospitals told to remove and seal contaminated medicine in capsule scandal

Chinese hospitals have been told to stop using medication that may have been packaged in contaminated medicine capsules, the Ministry of Health said Friday. Hospitals must sort through their inventories, remove and seal any of the medications listed by the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) as being possibly contaminated, a ministry statement said. The […]