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China ex-rail minister given suspended death sentence

A Chinese court has given former Railways Minister Liu Zhijun a suspended death sentence for corruption and abuse of power, state media report.

Liu was accused of accepting bribes totalling more than 64m yuan ($10m;) over 25 years.

Prosecutors said he awarded government rail contracts in return for bribes.

Martin Patience reports.

  • 08 Jul 2013
  • From the section China
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