Mining Tycoon Sentenced to Death for Not Being Powerful Enough to Avoid Death Penalty

Thursday, May 29, 2014
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BEIJING — Chinese mining tycoon Liu Han was sentenced to death last week after being found guilty of murder, running a “mafia-style” gang and not having enough political clout to avoid the death penalty altogether.

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Toddler Who Mooned Li Keqiang Could Face Death Penalty

Saturday, February 9, 2013
Toddler Who Mooned Li Keqiang Could Face Death Penalty

BEIJING — The toddler from Inner Mongolia who climbed out of a wardrobe and mooned incoming premier Li Keqiang could face the death penalty if he is convicted of treason and “incitement to subvert state power.”

After the pornographic incident was broadcast to millions of viewers on national television, the Chinese government issued a statement saying the boy had “sorely hurt the feelings of the Chinese people,” and that, since he is Chinese, should be charged with treason.

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