Caixin
May 06, 2022 06:33 PM
CHINA

Former Top Lawmaker Convicted of Bribery Dies of Sudden Illness

Yu Zhigang, a former member of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee.
Yu Zhigang, a former member of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee.

Yu Zhigang, a former national legislator who pleaded guilty to taking bribes and other violations, died of sudden illness Tuesday at the age of 49. His sentence had not yet been pronounced.

Caixin has learned that Yu, a former member of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, the Chinese legislature’s top decision-making body, felt dizzy Monday morning while in detention in Shenyang, capital of Northeast China’s Liaoning province.

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