China executes businessman linked to former security tsar

February 9, 2015 4:02 AM

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China executes businessman linked to former security tsar

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities on Monday executed a former mining tycoon connected to the eldest son of retired domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, himself the focus of a high-profile corruption investigation, state media reported.

The High People's Court in the central province of Hubei ordered the execution of Liu Han, the former chairman of unlisted Hanlong Group, who was given the death sentence last May, the official Xinhua news agency said.

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