China sentences former Yunnan party boss to death with reprieve for bribery



China has sentenced the former Communist Party boss from the southwestern province of Yunnan to death with a two-year reprieve for bribery, the latest official to fall in President Xi Jinping's sweeping war on graft.
Bai Enpei, 70, abused his posts, including as party chief in Yunnan until 2011 and earlier as the top official in the western province of Qinghai, illegally amassing more than 247 million yuan ($37 million) in assets, a court said.
"The amount of bribes Bai Enpei accepted was huge, the details of his crimes extremely serious, and their social impact especially... read more

 
9 October 2016 in World News, Views: 35
Source: Reuters
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