Archive for the ‘arrested’ Category

China’s Richest Man Arrested

November 27, 2008

Police have confirmed that one of China’s richest men, Huang Guangyu, is being held in custody while they investigate him for “economic crimes”.

Mr Huang went missing last week and shares in his company Gome have been suspended from trading.

Mr Huang speaks in Beijing on 16 Nov 2006

The 39-year-old is legendary for his rags to riches story

Officials gave no further details, but Chinese media point to alleged irregularities in the share price of a company controlled by his brother.

The billionaire electrical appliance tycoon is worth some $6bn (£4bn).

“We can confirm for you the news that Wong is being held for investigation by Beijing police in connection with economic crimes,” a police spokesman said, referring to Mr Huang by his other name Wong Kwong-yu.

Read the rest:
(From the BBC)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7751747.stm

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Arrests made in Chinese spying cases

February 12, 2008
By LARA JAKES JORDAN, Associated Press Writer 

WASHINGTON – A Defense Department analyst and a former engineer for Boeing Co. were accused Monday in separate spy cases with helping deliver military secrets to the Chinese government, the Justice Department said.

Additionally, two immigrants from China and Taiwan accused of working with the defense analyst were arrested after an FBI raid Monday morning on a New Orleans home where one of them lived.

The two cases — based in Alexandria, Va., and Los Angeles — have no connection, and investigators said it was merely a coincidence that charges would be brought against both on the same day.

The arrests mark China’s latest attempts to gain top secret information about U.S. military….

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080212/ap_on_
go_ca_st_pe/chinese_spies;_ylt=AqQ2DwgA8C59cJJJgMELX72s0NUE

Peace and Freedom Group: November 20, 2007

November 20, 2007

Here’s a locator of our top posts for Tuesday, November 20, 2007:

On Peace and Freedom:

Pakistan: Musharraf Is the Problem

Feds urge vigilance on toy safety

Russia’s Putin: Wants NATO to Back Off; Says His Nuclear Forces are Ready

Six activists arrested in Vietnam, says dissident group

Thailand: Elephant Roundup!

Four new posts on “Peace and Freedom III”; these can be found at:
http://johnib.typepad.com/

1. China urges Iran to abide by U.N. resolutions
2. Pakistan releases opposition supporters
3. Chinese Dam Projects Criticized for Their Human Costs
4. Southeast Asia Leaders Adopt Charter

And don’t forget to check out all the great reading at Peace and Freedom II (just scroll down from here):

Two primary topics today: China and American Culture/Society.

China:

China’s Growing Inflation Woes Could Spur Price Hikes
In U.S.

Wen says China behind on pollution goals

Germany looks to Asia, at China’s expense

Calif Suing Toy Companies Caught Using Lead 

American Culture/Society:

Government study: Americans reading less

Vick Dog In Slammer; Wants a Mike Tyson Free Ride

U.S. Marine Lost in Vietnam Laid to Rest

Politically Incorrect: McCain Says It’s O.K. To Make People Mad

Downward mobility trend threatens black middle class

Pakistan: Militants move beyond tribal areas

November 5, 2007

By Anwar Iqbal
The Washington Times
November 5, 2007

Islamist militants, cited by Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf in his declaration of a state of emergency, are for the first time threatening the government outside their stronghold in the tribal areas along the Afghan border.

In the first two days of the emergency, security forces have been busier rounding up Supreme Court judges and the president’s political opponents in the capital than going after the militants.

But insofar as the crisis was provoked by the growing strength of the extremists, it was their new offensive in the Swat Valley — a scenic area known as the Switzerland of Pakistan — that prodded Gen. Musharraf to drastic action.

Read the rest:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071105/FOREIGN/111050059/1001

NFL’s tale of two Michaels

September 6, 2007

NFL: Beat your dog, sit out the season.  Beat your wife and you still play.

Editorial
USA Today
September 6, 2007

Even people who aren’t football fans have heard about Michael Vick, the star quarterback whose abuse of pit bulls led to a guilty plea on federal dogfighting charges, drew public vilification and spurred an indefinite suspension from the NFL.

Far fewer people have heard of Michael Pittman, another NFL player accused of violence.

In May 2003, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back was arrested on charges of ramming his Hummer into a car driven by his wife and carrying their 2-year-old child and a babysitter. It was the fourth time the 6-foot, 228-pound player was accused of domestic violence. Even so, Pittman played the 2003 season.