TARGET OF CHINAS ANTIGRAFT PUSH GETS LIFE IN PRISON

THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED IN AUGUST 2013 THAT THE SUPREME PEOPLE'S PROCURATORATE WAS OPENING AN INVESTIGATION INTO MR. LIU ON CHARGES OF TAKING BRIBES.

THE XINHUA REPORT SAID THAT MR. LIU WAS A BENEFACTOR OF FOUR COMPANIES, AFTER PRESUMABLY TAKING BRIBES FROM THEM.

Liu was one of the first and most visible targets of the anticorruption campaign begun by President Xi Jinping, who became leader of the Communist Party in November 2012.
In any case, a guilty verdict is virtually a foregone conclusion in judicial cases involving high-level corruption, scholars of the Chinese legal system say.
Zhou and one of his allies, Bo Xilai, who was sentenced last year to life in prison on corruption charges, were widely seen as rivals of Mr.

BEIJING — A court in northern China sentenced a former senior economic official to life in prison on Wednesday after convicting him of taking bribes and abusing his power, according to a report by Xinhua, the state news...

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