A mother’s outcry puts school bullying in spotlight
A Beijing mother’s article describing how her 10-year-old son was bullied at school went viral, bringing back memories for Chinese people who were bullied and triggering widespread discussion on parenting.
In China, bullying and campus violence has become a serious problem. A guideline on education, which included articles on how to deal with bullying, was jointly released earlier on Nov. by nine organs including the Ministry of Education, the Supreme People’s Court.
Student receives 7-month jail sentence for altering classmates’ college applications
On Oct. 25, a young man surnamed Chen, who admitted to altering his classmates’ college applications, was sentenced to seven months in prison on charges of damaging the computer information system. In court, Chen’s mother knelt down before the families of the victims to beg for their forgiveness.
Michael Jordan wins trademark case in China’s top court
China’s supreme court has ruled in favour of US basketball legend Michael Jordan in a trademark dispute.
The People’s Supreme Court ruled a Chinese sportswear company must stop using the characters for Jordan’s name, read as Qiaodan in Chinese.
Telecom fraudsters to be punished based on number of calls, page views:authorities
The Supreme People’s Court, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate and the Ministry of Public Security on Dec. 20 jointly released the new principle to curb telecom crime.
The punishment fraudsters face will be based on the number of times they have made scam calls or the number of views their online fraud pages have received, said the statement.
Tecent QQ sues Chinese government for denying signature sound’s trademark
China’s Internet giant Tencent has sued the country’s Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB) after its application to trademark QQ’s beeping sound was rejected by the latter.
Executed man found innocent 21 years afterward
Nie Shubin, who worked in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, was sentenced to death in 1995 for the rape and murder of a woman the year before.
The Second Circuit Court, one of the arms of the Supreme People’s Court, announced his acquittal on Dec.2, saying there was insufficient evidence to prove Nie’s guilt.
His mother Zhang Huanzhi, who spent 20 years fighting to clear her son’s name, witnessed the announcement accompanied by the family’s lawyer, Li Shuting, as well as a number of other observers.
Two arrested after China telecom fraud fatality
Two men have been arrested in connection with a telecom fraud case in east China’s Shandong Province, believed to have led to the death of a teenager.The case came to public attention Friday following widespread media reports of the death of Xu Yuyu, an 18-year-old high school graduate in Linyi City.
Xu was reported to have lost 9,900 yuan (1,490 US dollars) of her university tuition fees to telecom fraudsters and, according to reports, died of a cardiac arrest on Aug. 19.
Woman mauled to death by tiger in Beijing animal park
After a tiger mauled a woman to death in a wildlife park in Beijing, how to ensure security in such parks has become a concern.
Four executives of online video service Qvodare all sentenced to prison in the second trial.
The Shenzhen-based QvodTechnology Co. Ltd. was charged with spreading a large amount of pornography and pirated contenton its popular video player since the end of 2012 and by doing so had also made huge profitsthrough charging users and advertisers.
According to Haidian District People's Procuratorate, 21,251 of 29,841 files that police obtainedfrom three servers used by Qvod were pornographic.
Four executives all sentenced to prison in the second open trial by the first intermediate people's court in Beijing recently .
Suspected Arsonist Ma Yongping was sentenced to death in the first open trial .
Authorities say Ma Yongping failed to resolve a financial dispute with a construction contractor and expressed his discontent by setting the bus on fire.
The incident in the city of Yinchuan killed 17 people and injured 33 others.
Ma Yongping, the defendant of the case of bus arson in Yinchuan, Ningxia Province, is pronounced a sentence of death, and deprival of political rights for life as a result of being affirmed to have committed the crime of asron on Jul. 3.
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