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.
The United States on Wednesday convicted a former Hong Kong official who was backed by a Chinese energy firm of bribery and money laundering, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York.
China is demanding Canada immediately release the chief financial officer of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, who was arrested on unspecified charges in Vancouver Saturday and now faces possible extradition to the United States.
In a dynamic week for world-wide police agency Interpol, the organization has accepted two new members, rejected the application of Kosovo and named on Wednesday a new president after the previous one resigned following his arrest in China.
The former top prosecutor of Shanghai who was sentenced last month to life imprisonment for a US$10 million bribery scheme has implicated some 100 officials linked to his corruption case, an anonymous source told the South China Morning Post this week.
Huang Qi, an activist billed as China’s first “cyber dissident” who has been imprisoned for two years, is in danger of dying in police custody if he does not receive immediate medical treatment, human rights groups said in a statement released Monday.
Lu Wei, once the gatekeeper of the internet for the entire population of China, pleaded guilty on Friday to abuse of power and accepting what amounted to US$4.6 million in bribes over the span of his 15-year career.
Chinese demand for luxury timber is driving logging in the Solomon Islands at an unsustainable rate, and may see them stripped of forest by 2036, according to a new report by Global Witness.
The Chinese government’s anti-corruption efforts have now taken aim at Lai Xiaomin, 56, who was expunged from the Communist party on Monday for alleged legal violations, including accepting bribes and using his power to sleep with women, a government statement said.
Two weeks after Meng Hongwei, the president of Interpol, went missing after sending his wife a mysterious knife emoji, Chinese authorities announced that he was being detained and investigated over bribery allegations.
Two weeks after conservation officials alleged there’d been an unprecedented slaughter of elephants in Botswana’s national parks, the country’s officials challenged their numbers, saying this year’s elephant killings were at a normal level.
Over the past 17 years, nearly 96 million large sea snails valued at US$900 million have been illegally poached off the coast of South Africa and trafficked by organized crime groups, a new report released Wednesday reveals.
A court in Hong Kong doled out a three-month sentence on Monday to a woman for importing a 29-ton shipment of endangered Honduran rosewood, the news portal Coconuts HK reported.
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