Former senior Chinese city official jailed for life for graft



A court has jailed for life the former top official in a major Chinese city after convicting him of corruption, state media said on Wednesday, the latest person caught in the government's sweeping campaign against graft.
Shen Weichen had been Communist Party chief in Taiyuan, provincial capital of the northern province of Shanxi. He was put under investigation in 2014.
Coal-rich Shanxi has been one of the epicentres of President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption fight.
The court in the eastern province of Jiangsu found Shen guilty of taking bribes worth almost 100 million yuan ($15 million), the... read more

 
12 October 2016 in World News, Views: 48
Source: Reuters
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