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November 18, 1989 | Reuters
A Beijing museum official has been sentenced to life imprisonment for stealing imperial relics and then destroying some of them to avoid detection, the Beijing Evening News said Friday. The newspaper said Liu Junqi, 33, stole a cup, clothes, diamonds and a hat, worth a total of $7,600 dollars, from the Capital Museum between April, 1987, and September, 1988. He sold part of his booty for $1,080 and used the proceeds to buy sofas and carpets.
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June 20, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
China executed three men found guilty of arson and murder in the burning of a pleasure boat that killed 32 people, including 24 Taiwan tourists, the New China News Agency said in Beijing. The three men--Wu Lihong, Hu Zhihan and Yu Aijun--were also found guilty of robbing the tourists and eight mainland crew members March 31 on a pleasure boat on Qiandao Lake, a major tourist area in Zhejiang.
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April 23, 1994 | Associated Press
China gave its first detailed account Friday of how 24 Taiwanese tourists were murdered on a pleasure boat March 31, saying they were robbed and then burned to death by three men carrying hunting guns and an ax. The account carried by the New China News Agency and on national TV news followed charges by Taiwan that the Chinese were trying to cover up the crime. The case has caused great friction between the rival governments.
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April 23, 1994 | Associated Press
China gave its first detailed account Friday of how 24 Taiwanese tourists were murdered on a pleasure boat March 31, saying they were robbed and then burned to death by three men carrying hunting guns and an ax. The account carried by the New China News Agency and on national TV news followed charges by Taiwan that the Chinese were trying to cover up the crime. The case has caused great friction between the rival governments.
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April 18, 1994 | Times Staff Writer
Chinese officials confirmed today that 24 Taiwanese tourists and eight mainland Chinese were murdered aboard a lake cruise boat and said that three men have been charged in the crime. In the worst incident of violence against tourists since the founding of the People's Republic in 1949, Zhejiang province authorities said the three men, all in their early 20s, robbed the passengers and then set fire to the tourist boat, killing the Taiwanese and the eight mainland Chinese guides and crew members.
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June 20, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
China executed three men found guilty of arson and murder in the burning of a pleasure boat that killed 32 people, including 24 Taiwan tourists, the New China News Agency said in Beijing. The three men--Wu Lihong, Hu Zhihan and Yu Aijun--were also found guilty of robbing the tourists and eight mainland crew members March 31 on a pleasure boat on Qiandao Lake, a major tourist area in Zhejiang.
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June 12, 1987 | From Reuters
Two men who led a brazen melon robbery that outraged China's official press have been sentenced to life imprisonment, the Beijing Evening News said Thursday. Lao Guiyang and Zhang Minghua led a mob that ambushed trucks carrying 22,000 pounds of expensive out-of-season melons from a railway station to Beijing markets in April, the paper said. Seven other men received sentences of two to 12 years.
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April 18, 1994 | Times Staff Writer
Chinese officials confirmed today that 24 Taiwanese tourists and eight mainland Chinese were murdered aboard a lake cruise boat and said that three men have been charged in the crime. In the worst incident of violence against tourists since the founding of the People's Republic in 1949, Zhejiang province authorities said the three men, all in their early 20s, robbed the passengers and then set fire to the tourist boat, killing the Taiwanese and the eight mainland Chinese guides and crew members.
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November 18, 1989 | Reuters
A Beijing museum official has been sentenced to life imprisonment for stealing imperial relics and then destroying some of them to avoid detection, the Beijing Evening News said Friday. The newspaper said Liu Junqi, 33, stole a cup, clothes, diamonds and a hat, worth a total of $7,600 dollars, from the Capital Museum between April, 1987, and September, 1988. He sold part of his booty for $1,080 and used the proceeds to buy sofas and carpets.
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June 12, 1987 | From Reuters
Two men who led a brazen melon robbery that outraged China's official press have been sentenced to life imprisonment, the Beijing Evening News said Thursday. Lao Guiyang and Zhang Minghua led a mob that ambushed trucks carrying 22,000 pounds of expensive out-of-season melons from a railway station to Beijing markets in April, the paper said. Seven other men received sentences of two to 12 years.
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