Asia Briefs: Prosecution for conglomerate head

China will prosecute Song Lin, the former chairman of state-owned conglomerate China Resources, on suspicion of corruption after accusing him of crimes including embezzlement.
China will prosecute Song Lin, the former chairman of state-owned conglomerate China Resources, on suspicion of corruption after accusing him of crimes including embezzlement. PHOTO: REUTERS

Prosecution for conglomerate head

BEIJING • China will prosecute the former chairman of state-owned conglomerate China Resources Holding Co on suspicion of corruption after accusing him of crimes including embezzlement, the anti-graft watchdog said yesterday. Song Lin was sacked last year for suspected "serious violation of discipline", the usual terminology for corruption.

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Ambassador's attacker gets 12 years

SEOUL • The South Korean man behind a knife

attack that left the US ambassador in Seoul needing 80 stitches to a deep gash on his face was convicted of attempted murder on Friday and jailed for 12 years. Prosecutors had sought a 15-year sentence for Kim Ki Jong, 56, who lunged at Mr Mark Lippert with a paring knife during a breakfast function in Seoul in March.

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