Rohingyas appeal for ICC probe
THE HAGUE • Hundreds of Rohingyas have appealed to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to grant prosecutors jurisdiction to investigate deportations from Myanmar to Bangladesh, an ICC official said yesterday. The court does not have automatic jurisdiction in Myanmar because it is not a member state, but the prosecutor asked the court to look into a prosecution through Bangladesh.
China enforces academic integrity
SHANGHAI • China has issued new guidelines to enforce academic integrity in science that include plans to "record and assess" the conduct of scientists and institutions and punish anyone guilty of misconduct, state news agency Xinhua reported. The guidelines prohibit plagiarism, fabrication of data and research conclusions, ghost-writing and peer review manipulation.
Magnate's conviction overturned
BEIJING • China's Supreme Court overturned the decade-old bribery and fraud conviction of a retail magnate yesterday. Mr Zhang Wenzhong, the former chairman of retailer and supermarket operator Wumart, was prosecuted in northern Hebei province in 2007 and later sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined 500,000 yuan.