Not all drunken drivers criminals: Judge

BEIJING – A senior judge has suggested that not all drunken drivers should be held criminally responsible, despite the fact that the newly amended Criminal Law defines it as a crime. Starting on May 1,…

Museum theft raises alarm

Museum burglars bring to mind a Sean Connery type sneaking through a ceiling. Museum security was usually thought to be so good that those looking to steal art would be forced to come up with…

‘Pornographic artist’ arrest bares legal loophole

Beijing-based performance artist Cheng Li, 57, was sentenced to one year of “re-education through labor” for “disturbing public order” on Friday by Tongzhou district branch of the Municipal Public Security Bureau, according to Cheng’s lawyer,…

3 years after quake, Sichuan rises again

Three years after a devastating earthquake, the worst-hit areas in Sichuan and neighboring provinces, phoenix-like, have risen from the rubble. Ninety-five percent of reconstruction projects have been completed, with the remainder set to be finished…

More Chinese buying luxury goods abroad

According to industry analysts, purchasers of luxury goods should receive one more lavish advantage, little tax. Analysts said the nation should adjust its marketplace for luxury goods to keep the overwhelming purchasing power of Chinese…

Beijing steps up efforts to build subsidised flats

Beijing is showing increasing political willingness to interfere with the housing market, with the latest circular from the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission urging corporations under central government control to play an active part…