A Chinese court sentenced the former chairman of a bank to a death for corruption and embezzlement of millions but gave him a chance to turn the sentence into life in prison if he behaves well in jail over the next two years, theSouth China Morning Post reported on Friday.
As many as 629 women and girls from Pakistan were sold as brides and taken to China, according to a list obtained by The Associated Press.
China’sCentral Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) announced Sunday it has punished 4,217 government officials and state employees for their involvement in 2,848 cases of graft.
Italian police say they arrested 15 suspected members of a group that recycled toxic plastic from greenhouses, sold it to Chinese companies which would send it right back to Italy as shoes.
A Chinese Communist Party inspection launched an investigation against the former chairman of China Development Bank (CDB), who is suspected of “serious violations of discipline and law,”Xinhua reported Wednesday.
In a series of investigative articles published this week, Australian news outlets allege the Chinese president’s cousin was a part of an organized crime ring with ties to the Australian casino chain Crown.
A Chinese court sentenced a human rights activist to 12 years in prison for leaking state secrets while a Vietnamese court locked seven activists behind bars saying they “caused public disorder.”
Transnational crime groups in Southeast Asia are growing increasingly aggressive and illicit businesses are generating massive growths in profit though the trafficking of drugs, people, counterfeit goods and other commodities, outlines a new United Nations report published Thursday.
Men in China and Pakistan are trafficking women intended to become brides in a vicious circle of exploitation, a report from the European Foundation for South Asain Studies published on Friday explained.
To most people seahorses are cute, almost magical sea creatures but many in China prefer to see them in their soup or tea.
The Communist Party of China said on Tuesday it placed a top official from the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia under investigation in what seems to be a sequel of the country’s anti-graft campaign.
The Chinese embassy in Phnom Penh on Sunday promised assistance to Cambodian police after a video surfaced in which a Chinese gangster declares he will seize control of a major Cambodian city while 20 other men, shirtless and tattooed, cheer him on.
Vietnamese customs has seized over nine tonnes of ivory found in a container shipment from the Republic of Congo, thought to be the largest ivory seizure in recorded history.
The former head of Interpol, whose disappearance in China last year prompted international concern, is to be prosecuted on charges of bribery, China’s Communist Party announced on Wednesday.
A multi-million dollar scheme to bribe top African officials in order to boost a Chinese energy company has landed Patrick Ho, a former Hong Kong government official who US Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman on Monday called “brazen,” to three years in jail.
Chinese anti-corruption authorities in the northwest Qinghai province have launched a three-month campaign to crack down on “Himalayan Viagra,” a fungus that is more valuable than gold and is used to bribe officials, the country’s anti-corruption watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), said in an online statement.
Animal conservationists have warned that only 10 vaquitas are left in the world and have urged Mexico to eradicate illegal fishing in the northern Gulf of California, the animal’s sole habitat.
Members of the National People’s Congress, China’s legislature, announced a proposal to ban the use of pangolin products, the world’s most trafficked animal, in traditional Chinese medicine.
A Tanzanian Magistrate’s Court sentenced on Tuesday Chinese businesswoman Yang Feng Glan, nicknamed “Ivory Queen,” to 15 years in prison for running a large-scale smuggling operation which delivered ivory from the tusks of more than 350 elephants, worth US $6.4 million, to Asia.
China’s organized crime crackdown is proving successful, according to the government’s press agency, with 3,021 people investigated or “punished,” 1,229 organized crime groups busted and millions in US dollars recovered.
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