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Nov 09, 2022 07:52 PM
CHINA

Former Provincial Vice Governor Convicted of Graft

Liu Guoqiang, a former vice governor of Northeast China’s Liaoning province, receives a suspended death sentence for accepting more than 350 million yuan in bribes. Photo: First Intermediate People’s Court of Tianjin Municipality
Liu Guoqiang, a former vice governor of Northeast China’s Liaoning province, receives a suspended death sentence for accepting more than 350 million yuan in bribes. Photo: First Intermediate People’s Court of Tianjin Municipality

A former vice governor of Northeast China’s Liaoning province, has been given a suspended death sentence for accepting bribes worth more than 350 million yuan ($48 million), a court in Tianjin announced Tuesday.

Liu Guoqiang, who was also previously a senior member of Liaoning’s political advisory body, is the first senior official to be sentenced for graft since the conclusion of the Communist Party’s 20th National Congress in October.

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