Bribed Chinese official gets life sentence

A high-ranking Chinese economic official has been sentenced to life imprisonment over bribery and abuse of power. Liu Tienan was found guilty of stealing company assets after a journalist had charged him on his blog.

A former vice minister tasked with steering China’s state-dominated economy, Liu Tienan, was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday by a court in the country’s Hebei province.
It confirmed that the man had accepted bribes to the tune of 36 million yuan ($9.5 million, 7.6 million euros) in kickback payments from companies, including petrochemical and auto manufacturers, from 2002 to 2012.
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Source News: DW