Monthly archives: March, 2018

Anbang boss accused of defrauding billions at trial

A Chinese court accused Wu Xiaohui, the former head of Anbang Insurance Group, of defrauding more than $10 billion as it opened his fraud trial one month after authorities seized control of the conglomerate. Wu’s trial began Wednesday morning at the Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court, where prosecutors accused Wu of defrauding Anbang of …

Draft rules issued on consular protection to help Chinese abroad

China’s new draft regulation on consular protection and assistance released Monday should stop abuses of State assistance and wipe out foreign countries’ concerns toward China, according to Chinese analysts. The 38-clause draft seeks to safeguard the legitimate rights of Chinese residents abroad and regulate consular protection of diplomats and diplomatic institutions. The regulation is open …

Shanxi police extradite Fox Hunt suspect from Tajikistan

A suspect has been returned to China from Tajikistan as a campaign to capture fugitives suspected of economic crime continues, police in Shanxi Province said Sunday. It is the first suspect that Shanxi police have brought back from Tajikistan in the Fox Hunt campaign, which targets suspects of economic crimes who fled overseas. According to …

‘Sky Net’ tech fast enough to scan Chinese population in one second: report Facial recognition system helps police locate criminals, fugitives

A facial recognition system, which can scan China’s population in a second, is being used in 16 Chinese cities and provinces to help police crack down on criminals and improve security. By using motion facial recognition technology, the system, called “Sky Net,” can accurately identify people’s faces from different angles and lighting conditions, among others. …

Watchdog bans online content that spoofs, demeans classics

China’s broadcast watchdog released a notice on Thursday to ban websites spoofing and demeaning classics to further regulate online broadcasts. All websites that broadcast programs are not allowed to make, misrepresent, spoof and demean classic art works, and reedit, redub or re-subtitle classic art works, broadcast programs and original online programs without permission, according to …

Tibetan temples conduct exams on Constitution, rules Conduct exams on Constitution, regulations among monks

Temples in Tibet tested monks on their knowledge of Chinese laws to make Buddhists more aware of the laws. Sera Monastery, one of three major temples in Lhasa, Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, conducted an examination on Wednesday among its 400 monks, chinanews.com reported on Wednesday. The exam touched on the Constitution and regulations on …

Supervision law gives legal teeth to China’s graft-busting agency

The Supervision Law was adopted by China’s national legislature Tuesday, legalizing a more sophisticated and efficient anti-graft network. The law was adopted at the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) through a vote after three readings. Also at the session, Yang Xiaodu was elected director of the national supervisory commission that oversees …