China's top economic policy maker stands trial for corruption

September 24, 2014 10:11 AM

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China's top economic policy maker stands trial for corruption

BEIJING: China's former top energy czar and economic policymaker went on trial today for taking "advantage of his position" and accepting bribes worth $6 million, as the ruling Communist party's anti-corruption drive intensified.

The trial of Liu Tienan, 59, a former head of the National Energy Administration and ex-deputy chief of the National Development and Reform Commission, began at Langfang City Intermediate People's Court in Hebei province, a court statement said.

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