Chinese state media reported Friday that a Xiamen court convicted and sentenced smuggling kingpin Lai Changxin to life in prison, likely putting to rest a legal battle that began more than a decade ago when Lai escaped prosecution by fleeing with his family to Canada. From Reuters:
“The Chinese government’s determination to attack crime and root out corruption is unwavering, the report said.
Lai can still appeal against the conviction and sentence.
May 18, 2012 1:25 PM