China trial begins for ally of retired domestic security chief

April 23, 2015 2:47 AM

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China trial begins for ally of retired domestic security chief

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A former senior Chinese official and an ally of retired security boss Zhou Yongkang stood trial on Thursday on charges of bribery and abuse of power in central China, the latest in a string of top officials connected to Zhou caught in an anti-graft campaign.

The trial began at the Municipal Intermediate People's Court in Xianning City in the central province of Hubei, the court said on its official microblog account.

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