Ex-China party boss jailed

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Chongqing Municipality Communist Party Secretary Sun Zhengcai. Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese court has sentenced Sun Zhengcai, the former Communist Party boss of the southwestern city of Chongqing, to life in prison for corruption, state media said yesterday. Mr Sun is the latest former senior official taken down in President Xi Jinping’s war on graft. He admitted last month to an intermediate court in the city of Tianjin that he had taken bribes of more than 170 million yuan ($27 million). “After judgment was announced, Mr Sun Zhengcai told the court he admitted his guilt.

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