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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:01 PM
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95 Chinese officials punished over forced labor scandal
Source: China View

TAIYUAN, July 16 (Xinhua) -- China's forced labor scandal has led to the punishment of a total of 95 officials in north China's Shanxi Province, with some sacked of their Party or government posts and others given disciplinary warnings for lax supervision and dereliction of duty.

The provincial disciplinary commission of the Communist Party of China (CPC) handed out the penalties on Monday to officials in eight counties in Linfen and Yuncheng.

Commission secretary Yang Senlin said the officials included 12 county level staffs and six city level officials.

In Hongtong, the center of the scandal, Sun Yanlin, head of the county government and concurrently the deputy Party secretary was fired from his Party post. The commission also advised the county people's congress to dismiss him from his government post.

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David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 02:11 AM
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1. They should have public trials.
What's with these shady "disciplinary" meetings? They claim it's a people's party, but it's not. It's an oligarchs party, with few exceptions.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 02:56 AM
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2. At least China punishes their offenders. We reward them.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 04:48 AM
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3. Chinese court orders death, life in prison for brick kiln bosses

"A foreman from a kiln in north China where workers were beaten and forced to work 18-hour days was sentenced Tuesday to life in jail and another man was sentenced to death for the beating death of a laborer, a court official said.

The slave labor scandal erupted last month after hundreds of parents complained their children were being forced to work in brick kilns in Henan, Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces.

Foreman Heng Tinghan was convicted and sentenced to life in prison on charges of intentional injury and unlawful detention, said Shanxi Provincial High Court Vice President Liu Jimin during an online video press conference.

One of Heng's subordinates, Zhao Yanbing, was sentenced to death for committing intentional injury, Liu said. The court said that one worker, identified as Liu Bao, died after a beating from Zhao.

Kiln boss Wang Bingbing was sentenced to nine years in jail for unlawful detention, Liu said.

The convictions were handed down by the Intermediate People's Court of Linfen City in Shanxi. It was not immediately clear whether Heng, Zhao or Wang would appeal.

Earlier media reports said Heng supervised the workers and ordered his subordinates to beat the 'lazy' ones. Between March and late May, 17 workers were injured and one died, prosecutors said."

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