BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court sentenced former political high-flyer Sun Zhengcai to life in prison Tuesday for taking more than $26 million in bribes, making him one of the biggest names to fall in President Xi Jinping's campaign against corruption and disloyalty.
Sun's sentence, handed down by the intermediate court in the northern port city of Tianjin, appears to end a career that had once been seen as propelling him to the apex of power in the ruling Communist Party.
Chinese politician accused of conspiracy admits to graft
BEIJING (AP) — A former Chinese political high-flyer who has been accused of plotting against the ruling Communist Party pleaded guilty to bribery on Thursday, setting the stage for one of the highest-level convictions in President Xi Jinping's campaign against corruption and political disloyalty.
China charges former rising political star with bribery
BEIJING (AP) — A former Politburo member once seen as a rising star in Chinese politics has been charged with bribery, becoming the highest-ranking serving official to be ensnared by President Xi Jinping's sweeping anti-corruption campaign, now in its sixth year.
The Supreme People's Procuratorate announced the indictment of Sun Zhengcai, the former Communist Party leader of the western megacity of Chongqing, on its website Tuesday.
Chinese official: Fallen politician plotted against leaders
BEIJING (AP) — A senior figure in China's ruling Communist Party accused a dismissed regional leader of plotting to "usurp party leadership," adding to accusations against the former rising star.
Sun Zhengcai was dismissed in July as party leader in the western megacity of Chongqing and was among other disgraced former officials cited by the chairman of China's securities regulator as corrupt and plotting to seize power.
BEIJING (AP) — One-time rising Chinese political star Sun Zhengcai is being investigated for violations of party discipline, the ruling Communist Party announced Monday, making him the highest-ranking serving official to be ensnared by President Xi Jinping's sweeping anti-corruption campaign, now in its fifth year.
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese politician once considered a potential future leader has been removed as the head of the central mega-city of Chongqing amid reports he is facing a graft investigation.
The move, just ahead of a crucial Communist Party congress later this year, is a sign of the intensifying political tussling behind the scenes to shape the lineup of top party personnel before the congress convenes, analysts say.