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· Statement of the Chinese Embassy on the Case of Akmal Shaikh(2009-12-29)
· Statement of the Spokesman of Chinese Embassy on the Case of Akmal Shaikh(2009-12-24)
· Upbeat China ready to work for global cause(2009-12-17)
· Understanding China(2009-12-14)
· Climate Change and China(2009-12-08)
· Understand a China of Diversity(2009-11-29)
· Fu Ying Visits Sky TV(2009-11-18)
· A Day at Conservative Party's Constituency(2009-11-18)
· Chinese Embassy Briefs NGOs in Britain on China's Position and Measures on Climate Change(2009-11-17)
· Chinese Embassy and UK Conservative Party Jointly Host Commerce Reception(2009-11-10)
· Fu Ying: China Is a Country of Multiplicity(2009-11-05)
· Minister Counsellor Zhang Lirong Attends and Addresses the Opening Session of the 21st Century China-UK Entrepreneurship Competition(2009-11-03)
· THE X FACTOR FACTOR(2009-10-29)
· UK Conservative Party Committed to Developing Sustained and Robust Relationship with China(2009-10-09)
· China at 60: Nostalgia and progress(2009-10-02)
· The China Forum on the Sidelines of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party(2009-09-30)
· Chinese Embassy in UK Held a Grand Reception to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the PRC(2009-09-30)
· Fu Ying: The West Should Reflect on Its Own Image(2009-09-29)
· Ambassador Fu Ying Attending the Evening Party Hosted by the Chinese Community in the UK to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the PRC(2009-09-29)
· Britain is the Preferred Platform for Chinese Businesses to "Go Global"(2009-09-29)
· Ambassador's interview with CBBC(China-Britain Business Review)(2009-09-29)
· Minister Chen Xiaodong Attending the Evening Party Celebrating China's 60th Anniversary Hosted by the Chinese Students and Scholars' Association in UK(2009-09-28)
· A Time for Celebration(2009-09-26)
· Remembering David Hawkes(2009-09-23)
· Chinese Embassy in London Celebrating the 60th National Day with Chinese Students in UK(2009-09-18)
· Tea with the Economist(2009-09-17)
· Ambassador Fu Ying's Congratulations to Chinese-language Teachers on Teacher's Day(2009-09-16)
· Removing the wall(2009-07-31)
· Unity is deep in China's blood(2009-07-13)
· Fu Ying Attending the Cocktail Party to Celebrate Pianist Langlang's UK Tour(2009-05-18)
· Is China a Power?-Ambassador Fu Ying's Speech at Oxford University(2009-05-18)
· Ambassador Fu Ying Awarded "Asian Diplomat of the Year" by the Diplomat Magazine(2009-05-18)
· Ambassador Fu Ying's Attending the Annual Luncheon of the China Financial Service Committee of the China-Britain Business Council(2009-05-18)
· Ambassador Fu Ying on China's Relations with the World Addressed to Students at Eton College(2009-05-18)
· Ambassador Fu Ying Attending and Addressing the Launching Ceremony of "China Tomorrow"(2009-05-18)
· Ambassador Fu Ying Interviewed by BBC World News Channel(2009-05-18)
· Global Financial Crisis-Changes, Expectation and EffortsJoint Interview of Chinese Press in London with Ambassador Fu Ying(2009-05-18)
· BBC One Interview with H.E. Fu Ying, Chinese Ambassador to the UK:China Comes for Cooperation(2009-05-18)
· Chinese Diplomats Attending Discussion on the Question of Tibet(2009-04-09)
· Chinese Embassy in London Held Promotion on "Opportunity and Challenge for Chinese Enterprises' Investment and M&A in UK"(2009-04-09)
· Diplomat Training Class from Oxford Went to Chinese Embassy for Discussion(2009-04-09)
· Fu Ying on Mutual Understanding between China and the World(2009-04-09)
· Minister Counselor Zhang Lirong Attended Spring Festival Dinner of Southwest England Business Community(2009-02-19)
· Ambassador Fu Ying Speaks at Thirty Club(2009-02-19)
· Ambassador Fu Ying Speaks about Achievements ofPremier Wen Jiabao's Visit to UK Chinese Media(2009-02-19)
· Ambassador Fu Ying Interviewed by Chinese Media on Premier Wen's Upcoming Visit to UK(2009-02-19)
· Farewell to 2008 and Welcoming the New Year--Chinese Embassy Held Spring Festival Reception for Overseas Chinese(2009-02-19)
· APPCG Held Spring Festival Reception(2009-02-19)
· Ambassador Fu Ying Attended New Year's Dinner of the 48 Group(2009-02-19)
· Ambassador Fu Ying Comments on the Apology by the Offending Student from Cambridge University(2009-02-07)
Statement of the Chinese Embassy on the Case of Akmal Shaikh

(Dec 29th, 2009)

Akmal Shaikh was convicted for serious drug trafficking. The amount of heroin he brought into China was 4030g, enough to cause 26800 deaths, threatening numerous families. According to the Chinese law, 50g of heroin is the threshold for death penalty. It is important that the independence of the Chinese judiciary be respected.

During the legal process, Mr. Shaikh's rights and interests were properly respected and guaranteed and the concerns of the British side were duly noted and taken into consideration by the Chinese judicial authorities. Out of humanitarian consideration, visas were granted to the two cousins of Mr. Shaikh on Boxing Day, and they were given access to meeting Mr. Shaikh inChina.

As for his possible mental illness which has been much talked about, there apparently has been no previous medical record.

Drug trafficking is a grave crime worldwide. InChina, given the bitter memory of history and the current situations, the public has a particular and strong resentment towards it. In a recent web survey, 99% of the public support the decision of the Court.

InChina the conditions are not there for abolishing the death penalty. But it is applied in a cautious manner and limited number, all such cases are reviewed by the Supreme Court.

The legal structures ofChina and UK may be different, but it should not stand in the way of enhancing our bilateral relations on the basis of mutual respect.

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