• Public interest litigation needs more support

    2016-02-22

    CHINA BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION and Green Development Foundation has filed eight public interest lawsuits against enterprises that have polluted the desert in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region, but all the lawsuits have been rejected by the local courts.

  • Seven on trial for killing and selling endangered birds

    2016-02-14

    Seven people charged with killing and selling 63 endangered wild birds have appeared in court in Hunan in the first case of its kind in the province.

  • Officials sentenced for prison scandal

    2016-02-05

    Two officials in Nehe were sentenced to one year in prison on Thursday for dereliction of duty after a prisoner seduced and blackmailed a number of women while behind bars.

  • Companies fined in KFC defamation

    2016-02-05

    The Xuhui District People's Court on Feb 2 said it had ordered three companies to pay KFC 600,000 yuan ($91,190; 83,600 euros) for damaging the US fast-food chain's reputation.

  • Millionaire jailed in car thefts

    2016-02-05

    Despite the biting cold, a 65-year-old parking lot attendant in Xianyang remained at her post in the open air for an extra two hours because she did not want to leave a vehicle that had a half-opened window and visible valuables.

  • 4 men acquitted after 22 years in jail

    2016-02-05

    The Fujian Provincial High People's Court on Thursday announced the acquittal of four defendants who had been sentenced to death with a stay of execution for a robbery-murder case in 1994.

  • Two officials sentenced for NE China prison scandal

    2016-02-04

    Two officials in Northeast China's Heilongjiang province were sentenced to one year in prison on Thursday for dereliction of duty after a prisoner seduced and blackmailed a number of women while behind bars.

  • Official charged with murdering his mistress

    2016-02-04

    Zhao Liping, former police chief and senior political adviser in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, has been charged with intentional homicide in connection with the death of his mistress.