North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s eldest son, Kim Jong-nam, is in Beijing, on his way back to North Korea for his dad’s 64th birthday. He normally lives in Macau, where he leads a low-key life spent in villas, bars, and casinos.
The police have caught eight people behind the creation and spread of the Panda Burning Incense computer virus. They are all Chinese men in their 20s. They sold the virus for about 3000 yuan a pop.
An editor of Southern Metropolitan Daily has been released from prison early. That paper’s aggressive reporting on subjects ranging from the fatal beating of a university student in detention to SARS got them attention—some would say too much attention. The embezzlement and graft charges that sent Li Minying to jail are believed to be trumped up.