China's former state assets chief Jiang Jiemin stands trial for alleged corruption

BEIJING - China's former state assets chief went on trial over corruption charges on Monday morning, according to the Xinhua news agency.

Jiang Jiemin, former head of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, was tried at the Hanjiang Intermediate People's Court in central China's Hubei Province.

The court began hearing the case at about 8.30am, the state media reported.