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November 20, 1994 | Associated Press
Seventy-three rare Siberian tigers saved from slaughter by Chinese law face starvation because the breeders who raised them for their bones can't afford to feed them. China recently began enforcing a ban on slaughtering the species that has saved the 73 tigers from slaughter but not from starvation at the China Feline Captive Breeding Center in Mudanjiang in Manchuria in northeastern China.
March 8, 2008 | From the Associated Press
China will be stricter on foreign performers after Icelandic singer Bjork shouted "Tibet! Tibet!" at the end of her concert in Shanghai this week, the Chinese government said Friday. A statement by China's Culture Ministry said Bjork's outburst "broke Chinese law and hurt Chinese people's feelings." Bjork shouted "Tibet!" after a performance of her song "Declare Independence" on Sunday. The outburst drew rare public attention inside China to Beijing's often harsh rule over the Himalayan region.
Divorce lawyer Y. Jessie Shaw was standing in a San Bernardino courthouse, waiting for a signed order that would freeze the assets of her client's husband, when she saw the man slip out of the courtroom and sprint down the hall. She knew the couple had come here penniless from Vietnam, saved up to buy a gas station and prospered. But as divorce loomed, the husband sold the gas station and hid the $400,000 profit. Rumor had him headed back to Vietnam to start a new life.
July 5, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A group of major music companies is preparing to sue Yahoo China over complaints that the search engine violates copyrights by linking to websites that offer pirated music, the group's chairman said Tuesday. "Yahoo China have been blatantly infringing our members' rights," said John Kennedy of the International Federation of Phonographic Industries. "We are taking the preliminary steps required by Chinese law for filing a lawsuit."
March 12, 1988
A Van Nuys man was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison in the stabbing death of a Chinese student working as a night clerk at a Sepulveda Boulevard motel. Francisco Sanchez, 25, was sentenced after a plea bargain with prosecutors. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office dropped a murder charge and allowed Sanchez to plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter in exchange for the lighter sentence.
October 13, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
In a case worthy of a James Bond thriller, a federal court has refused to dismiss indictments against three men accused of smuggling heroin inside dead goldfish. The action in U.S. District Court kept alive the government's case against Leung Tak Lun, Wong Tse Keung and Andrew Kit Wong, who are charged with three counts of conspiracy and accused of importing heroin-filled condoms inside goldfish.
July 11, 2008 | From a Times Staff Writer
China's Foreign Ministry said Thursday that Dechan Pemba, a British citizen who had been a resident here since 2006 and who was deported Tuesday despite having a valid visa, was "a key member of a Tibetan separatist organization" and violated Chinese law while in Beijing. "When the Chinese police looked into her, Dechan also admitted her wrongdoing," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao, adding that the incident had nothing to do with tightened security before the Olympics.
March 15, 2008 | From Reuters
Nike Inc. said it found falsified documents, underage workers and unpaid wages at suppliers in China, despite what experts say is one of the top social compliance regimes in the industry. The Beaverton, Ore.-based company's difficulties highlight the deep roots of some of the problems businesses face in manufacturing in China, particularly at a time of sharply rising costs and a stiffening legal environment. In its first country-specific supply chain report, which it said focused on China because of the upcoming Beijing Olympics, Nike detailed the efforts it has been making to get suppliers to comply with its code of conduct and Chinese law, including a program to monitor Olympics-related suppliers.
Less than a month before President Bush arrives for a summit here, Chinese police have freed an ailing U.S.-based businessman who had been detained since March, his wife said Thursday. Police in Hohhot, the capital of the Inner Mongolia region, allowed entrepreneur Liu Yaping to return to his parents' apartment there Jan. 15. But they haven't handed over the passport and identification card Liu would need to seek medical treatment elsewhere.
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