Ex-Chinese vice governor in court over bribery
BEIJING (AFP) - A former vice governor of a Chinese province stood trial on Thursday for taking bribes, state media said, the latest figure to face justice amid a highly publicised anti-corruption campaign.
Tian Xueren, formerly a vice governor of the northeastern province of Jilin, is accused of taking 19.19 million yuan (S$3.9 million) from 10 companies and individuals, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
Tian, who allegedly received the bribes between 1995 and 2011, appeared before the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court.
The report said that during the period Tian allegedly took the bribes, he had also served in various Communist Party posts, including party chief of an ethnic Korean autonomous prefecture in Jilin. He also formerly served as board chairman of the Bank of Jilin.