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January 11, 1993 | Associated Press
At least 59 people have been executed, many accused of robbery on China's railroads and highways, in a clear warning against crime during the New Year vacation season, official media reported Sunday.
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BUSINESS
July 22, 2013 | By Shan Li
British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said Monday that some of its executives in China appeared to have broken laws as authorities there investigate allegations of widespread bribery by the company. Chinese police, who have detained four company employees in China so far, accused the drugmaker of bribing hospitals and doctors to prescribe their drugs and using a network of travel agencies to funnel the money. It's part of a string of international firms that have come under scrutiny in China over allegations of bribery and corruption in the pharmaceutical industry.
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NEWS
January 12, 1990 | Associated Press
Four men have been executed after being convicted of selling heroin and opium in southern China, a newspaper reported Thursday. The overseas edition of the People's Daily said a court in Kunming, the provincial capital of Yunnan, found the four guilty of earning thousands of dollars between 1985 and 1988 from selling drugs in Kunming and Canton.
WORLD
December 20, 2009 | By Brendan Brady
The Cambodian government Saturday sent a group of Muslim Uighur asylum-seekers back to China, where rights group fear they will receive long prison terms or death sentences for alleged involvement in violent protests this year. Beijing has already executed nine Uighurs and condemned five others to death for their role in the July protests in the western province of Xinjiang that led to deadly clashes between Uighurs and Han, the majority ethnic group in China. Increased migration by Han to the restive region, home to the Turkic Uighurs, has heightened ethnic tensions.
NEWS
September 13, 1990 | From Reuters
China has executed more than 500 people this year in its biggest crackdown on crime since 1983, Amnesty International said today. The London-based human rights group said the executions were carried out by firing squads after courts were ordered to "clean up crime" before the Asian Games in Beijing later this month. "Those executed are among the 1,100 people we know have been sentenced to death in the past 12 months," the rights group said.
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October 17, 1999 | ANTHONY KUHN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At first glance, it was an unremarkable news item. Nine convicts had been executed here in the capital of Henan province, the Zhengzhou Evening News reported last fall. But one thing seemed wrong. The paper listed only eight names. A day later, a notice posted outside a municipal courthouse confirmed what many locals had feared. The ninth man, executed in secret, was Cao Haixin, the democratically elected chief of a village within the Zhengzhou municipality.
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January 29, 1991 | Associated Press
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.
NEWS
July 31, 2000 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A kilogram of heroin sealed Ding Aguo's doom. On June 22, the 31-year-old woman was executed by firing squad here along with six other people convicted of drug trafficking. The next day, 11 drug dealers in the city of Chengdu were rounded up, paraded before a stadium of spectators, then led away to be shot. Within a single week, authorities put to death at least 48 people as part of an aggressive national anti-drug campaign.
NEWS
March 9, 2000 | ANTHONY KUHN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Struggling to keep pace with a recent spate of major graft cases involving ever larger sums and ever more senior officials, Chinese authorities executed a former deputy provincial governor for taking bribes, official media reported Wednesday. Hu Changqing of southern Jiangxi province was the highest-ranking official to be put to death for corruption in 50 years of Communist rule, official reports said.
NEWS
June 2, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Six people have been executed in southern China for kidnapping and selling more than 100 women and children, a court official said. The six were leading members of three criminal rings that abducted women and children in Yunnan, one of China's poorest provinces, over the past decade, said an official at the Yunnan high court who gave only his surname, Guan. Those abducted were taken to wealthier coastal provinces such as Guangdong and Fujian.
WORLD
September 28, 2005 | Mark Magnier, Times Staff Writer
Zhang Huanzhi, 61, hugs a small mound of dirt that holds her son's ashes. Tears and mucous stream from her face as she cries out in pain: Why us, why our boy, why such injustice? A few months ago, a state-run newspaper reported that someone else had confessed to the rape and murder for which her son had been executed. For years, few had listened as she insisted that Nie Shubin, 20, had been tortured into a false confession, then convicted after a two-hour trial.
NEWS
June 2, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Six people have been executed in southern China for kidnapping and selling more than 100 women and children, a court official said. The six were leading members of three criminal rings that abducted women and children in Yunnan, one of China's poorest provinces, over the past decade, said an official at the Yunnan high court who gave only his surname, Guan. Those abducted were taken to wealthier coastal provinces such as Guangdong and Fujian.
NEWS
May 21, 2001 | ANTHONY KUHN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Chinese authorities executed 14 members of a notorious gang Sunday, ending the career of one of this country's most violent criminal groups in more than 50 years of Communist rule, state media reported. Gang leader Zhang Jun and his accomplices were sentenced to death for a nearly decade-long string of murders and robberies that left 28 people dead and 22 wounded. Their executions were among 29 reportedly carried out Sunday, the latest in a national "strike hard" campaign against crime.
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April 30, 2001 | From Associated Press
A former cotton mill worker convicted in bombings that killed 108 people in northern China was executed by gunshot Sunday along with two people who sold him explosives, the official New China News Agency said. Jin Ruchao's execution came after the Higher People's Court of Hebei province rejected his appeal. Also put to death were Wang Yushun and Hao Fengqin, whose appeals also were turned down, the news agency said. They were convicted for supplying Jin with ammonium nitrate.
NEWS
February 24, 2001 | Associated Press
Displaying its resolve to punish endemic graft, China on Friday executed seven men convicted in the nation's largest-ever corruption scandal, state media reported. The seven were among 11 people sentenced to death in November after the first round of convictions in the massive smuggling and bribery case that touched the highest echelons of the Communist Party.
NEWS
July 31, 2000 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A kilogram of heroin sealed Ding Aguo's doom. On June 22, the 31-year-old woman was executed by firing squad here along with six other people convicted of drug trafficking. The next day, 11 drug dealers in the city of Chengdu were rounded up, paraded before a stadium of spectators, then led away to be shot. Within a single week, authorities put to death at least 48 people as part of an aggressive national anti-drug campaign.
BUSINESS
July 18, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
3 Executed for Stealing Receipt Books: The government has executed three men for stealing tax receipt books as part of a clampdown on tax evasion scams that have put billions of dollars of state revenue at risk, the official People's Daily reported. The Harbin city intermediate court in north China's Heilongjiang province delivered the death sentence on Deng Yucai, a chemical factory worker, and his unemployed accomplices Yu Min and Sui Guohua, the newspaper said.
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March 9, 2000
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