March 30, 1989 |
Chinese customs officials have confiscated petitions signed by more than 24,000 people in Hong Kong and 34 countries urging release of Chinese political prisoners, a group of Hong Kong activists said here Wednesday. The petitions were circulated by various organizations as part of an international campaign for the release of eight well-known pro-democracy activists, most of them imprisoned for nearly a decade, and other less famous prisoners.
May 6, 1996 |
Police in Beijing have given suspected murderers, rapists, hoodlums and robbers until the end of June to surrender in a crime crackdown, offering to ignore lesser crimes in sentencing and to waive the death penalty. The notice from judicial and public security authorities in the capital said the call to criminals was part of the new war on crime launched last week throughout China. The notice called on wanted criminals to surrender to their local police stations before June 30.
October 24, 1990 |
China's guardians of Marxist ideology on Tuesday announced a new campaign against pornography and Western liberalism and said they will press on with an anti-crime drive in which hundreds have been executed. The announcements in the party newspaper People's Daily indicated that the hard-liners who have dominated Chinese politics since June, 1989, have no intention of relaxing their hold.
July 31, 1989
Two men were executed and a dozen other people were sentenced to prison terms in the central Chinese city of Wuhan for violence during recent pro-democracy demonstrations, the official New China News Agency reported. Yu Chunting and Guo Zhenghua were executed for stealing firearms and ammunition and killing a pregnant woman and a girl while committing a robbery, the agency said.
January 29, 1991 |
At least 13 people were executed in a single day in the southern Chinese city of Canton, as part of a national anti-crime campaign, the official newspaper Yangcheng Evening News said. The report listed the names of the 13 people, who were convicted of theft, armed robbery, murder, assault and rape. Executions in China are by a single bullet to the back of the head.
November 24, 1995 |
Just to set the record straight: Ah Jing said she is not dead. Nor was she kidnaped. Nor--as one popular version of the story goes--was her lover snatched by underworld thugs and murdered. Still, the news of the celebrated Beijing restaurateur's well-being might surprise and even disappoint many people in the Chinese capital these days. Beijing, like much of China, is preoccupied with fantastic crime tales.